Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We recognize that many new neighbors may have questions about our community. To help you settle in and understand the neighborhood better, we’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions. Feel free to explore the answers below, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions or concerns.

What is the HSMNA?


The Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association (HSMNA) is a voluntary organization dedicated to supporting various projects and events that enhance our community. It’s an open invitation to all neighbors to join and participate in making our neighborhood a better place. For more information or to become a member, visit

The HSMNA Board: Who are these folks?


The HSMNA (Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association) Board consists of dedicated and passionate neighbors committed to enhancing our community. For decades, these board members have shaped many beloved traditions and have been instrumental in establishing our area as a Conservation District. They convene monthly and also hold quarterly meetings for HSMNA members at Times Ten Cellars. Information about board members and updates from individual chairs are included in the quarterly neighborhood newsletter. If you’re interested in joining a committee or learning more about serving on the board, please let us know.

What are the HSMNA Board-sponsored events?


The HSMNA Board organizes and sponsors various annual events to foster community and fun in the neighborhood. The current list of sponsored events includes:

  • Home Tour Weekend and its associated parties
  • Halloween Spooktacular at Lindsley Park
  • Holiday Block Party
  • E.N.P. Meet & Greet Events
  • Movie Night in the Park
  • Special wine tastings, happy hours, and fundraisers throughout the year

Please note that the HSMNA is not a sponsor of any other groups or events in the neighborhood, and as of 2020, it is no longer affiliated with the Easter Parade.

Additionally, through social media and newsletters, the HSMNA strives to promote community engagement and connection. If you have an event you’d like the HSMNA to post about, please keep us informed.

What are your Facebook and Instagram handles?


The HSMNA’s official social media pages are:

Additionally, there are other HSM-related pages that are not affiliated with the association:

E.N.P.: What is that, and how does it benefit the neighborhood?


E.N.P., or the Expanded Neighborhood Patrol, is a program that funds off-duty Dallas police officers to patrol the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood on a weekly basis. The presence of these E.N.P. officers helps to deter criminal activity, making the area a less attractive target for criminals. Residents who subscribe to the E.N.P. service receive a yard sign indicating participation, and they can benefit from personal email responses from an E.N.P. officer, home checks during absences, and prompt responses to police reports if they become victims of a crime.

Where is Hollywood Santa Monica?


Hollywood Santa Monica is a historic neighborhood located in East Dallas, Texas. It is bordered by key roads such as Santa Monica Drive to the north, Lindsley Avenue to the south, and East Grand Avenue to the west. Nearby landmarks include Lindsley Park, Lakewood Country Club, and Tenison Park. Please refer to the map below for a detailed location view.

Map to the Hollywood / Santa Monica neighborhood.

Is there an HSMNA email list, and how can I join it?


The Hollywood / Santa Monica Neighborhood Association (HSMNA) maintains an email list to notify neighbors of information alerts, including neighborhood events or urgent alerts. If you’d like to join, your email address can be added to the list in any of the following ways:

  1. Using the form at the top of this page,
  2. when you provide it on the membership form,
  3. or you can request to be added by emailing gro.anmshobfsctd@ofni

Email addresses are used solely for neighborhood notifications and will not be added if you request not to be included.

What is your email Privacy Policy?


HSMNA values your privacy and does not give or sell its membership list to any person or organization. You can read our complete privacy policy here.

How do I unsubscribe from the email list?


To unsubscribe from the email list, contact HSMNA at gro.anmshobfsctd@ofni.

How can I find the HSMNA Bylaws and Guidelines?


You can download the Hollywood Santa Monica Ordinance and the Bylaws of HSMNA on the HSMNA Board & Bylaws webpage.

When do watering restrictions go into place?


Time of day watering restrictions in the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood begin on April 1st and continue through October 31st each year.

What are the watering guidelines for Hollywood Santa Monica?


The watering guidelines for the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood are as follows:

  • Don’t water your yard between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1st through October 31st.
  • Don’t water during any form of precipitation.
  • Don’t allow your sprinkler system to water driveways, sidewalks, or streets.
  • Don’t waste water by allowing runoff onto a street or other drainage area when you’re watering.
  • You can hand water or use a soaker hose, both are permitted at any time.
  • You are required to have rain and freeze sensors installed if you own an automatic sprinkler system.
  • You should maintain your sprinkler system by repairing broken, missing, or misdirected sprinkler heads.
  • You should monitor your total water usage. If you use more than 15,000 gallons in a month, you must pay a surcharge on the amount exceeding 15,000.

For water-saving tips, visit or call +1-214-670-3155.

What if I choose to ignore the watering restrictions in Hollywood Santa Monica?


If you choose to ignore the watering restrictions in the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood, violations can result in fines ranging from $250 to $2,000 per incident. Initially, offenders will be issued a warning, but continued non-compliance can lead to financial penalties.

When is bulky trash pick-up scheduled in our neighborhood?


In the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood, the city sanitation department schedules the pick-up of bulky trash for the week following the third Monday of each month. You may place your garbage on the parkway near your curb starting from the Thursday before the third Monday.

What options are there for garbage and recycling roll carts?


City of Dallas Sanitation Department Roll Cart SizesTo see garbage and recycling roll cart options, click here. To order a gray garbage roll cart, please click here. You can also use the online service request form and select the Service Type: Garbage Roll Cart. A recycling roll cart can be ordered free of charge by clicking here to order the roll cart online.

How can I obtain an additional roll cart trash can?


You can get additional garbage carts for an additional monthly fee of $13.85 (per roll cart), which can be requested by ordering your roll cart online by clicking here or by dialing 3-1-1 from any phone within the city.

What if I need a roll cart repaired or replaced?


If your cart is damaged, please click here to request repairs or replacements. You can also use the online service request form and select the Service Type: Garbage Roll Cart. The City will repair minor damage from normal use. Any cart with damages as a result of abuse or neglect by the property owner will be replaced at a charge of $67.90 per cart.

Where can I find a recommendation for a good contractor in the Hollywood Santa Monica area?


For the most up-to-date recommendations, we encourage you to visit our online Contractors Directory. This directory features a curated list of contractors who are known for their quality work in the Hollywood / Santa Monica area. If you prefer a personalized recommendation, feel free to reach out to us via email at gro.anmshobfsctd@ofni, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Who should I contact in the city before remodeling or repainting my house in the Hollywood/Santa Monica conservation district?


Before beginning any exterior remodeling or repainting projects in the Hollywood/Santa Monica conservation district, please get in touch with Sheri Steele-Morrison at the Department of Development Services. Her office is located at:

Trevor Brown
Chief Planner, Conservation Districts

320 East Jefferson Boulevard, Room 105
Dallas, Texas 75203

Phone: +1 (214) 948-4458
Email: vog.salladobfsctd@nworb.rovert

Approval is necessary for most exterior work. The city staff is happy to work with you to accomplish your goals within the district guidelines.

What schools are available for my children in the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood?


Children in the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood have access to the following schools:

Zoned Public Schools

  • Lakewood Elementary
    A highly-rated public elementary school offering a nurturing learning environment for students in grades K-5.
  • J.L. Long Middle School
    A public middle school focusing on academic excellence and social development for grades 6-8.
  • Woodrow Wilson High School
    A well-regarded public high school is known for its strong academic programs and extracurricular activities for grades 9-12.

Additional Area Schools

  • Eduardo Mata Montessori School
    Emphasizing a nurturing and structured environment. Inspired by the Montessori Method, the school’s unique approach focuses on individualized learning, creativity, and personal growth.
  • Lumin Lindsley Park Community School
    Following the successful Montessori model, the school offers an enriched and engaging educational experience to children in the region.
  • Spanish World School
    Spanish World School equips students with bilingual skills, problem-solving capabilities, and a strong sense of community involvement through hands-on, real-world projects.

Adjacent Schools

Click the button below for a detailed list and map of schools in the area.

Where should I report crime or security concerns in the Hollywood Santa Monica neighborhood?


If you notice any criminal or suspicious activity in our neighborhood, please call 9-1-1 immediately. It’s essential for everyone to be alert and report anything unusual. You can also send an email to gro.anmshobfsctd@ofni to inform the neighborhood association. Your vigilance helps keep our community safe.

What can I do to volunteer or contribute to the neighborhood?


Volunteering is a great way to get involved and meet your neighbors. There are opportunities throughout the year to help with quarterly meetings, the newsletter, and other neighborhood projects.

Come Home Tour season, we need everyone to help! You can act as a guide at one of our tour houses, serve refreshments, pitch in during our clean-up, or help in some other way to make our home tour successful. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.

When and where are the neighborhood meetings?


Watch for alert signs in the neighborhood announcing the exact time and place before each meeting. Neighborhood newsletters are usually circulated before the meetings, typically on the third Tuesday of the month in January, April, July, and October.

What are the guidelines for planning a block party in the neighborhood?

Some Hollywood / Santa Monica residents have expressed interest in holding a block party to get to know their neighbors. If you want to block the street to hold the event on the road, here are the city guidelines you must follow.

A petition is required and must have 100% participation:

  • State the street and block number(s) affected by the closure.
  • List the two roads at the end of the closure.
  • List the date of closure with beginning and ending times.
  • Name the contact person (Name, address, and phone number).
  • List each house number affected and go door-to-door, obtaining the signature of the head of each household.

Send or bring the completed petition to:

Public Works & Transportation Engineering
1500 Marilla, Room L1-B-N
Dallas, Texas 75201
Attn: Block Party Request

Or FAX the petition to +1-214-670-3292.

For the Barricades:

Citizens are responsible for providing barricades (three companies are listed in the yellow pages). Dallas Lite & Barricade, Inc. will rent them for $75 plus tax if you pick them up.

Barricades must meet state and federal requirements:

  • Typically need four saw-horse type barricades with 2 having “Road Closed” signs (one for each end of the block).
  • In the daytime, barricades should be “reflectorized.”
  • During the night, barricades should be lighted.
  • It is not permissible to use homemade barricades unless they meet state and federal guidelines.
  • It is not permissible to use cars to block roadways.

No special procedures are necessary if you decide to have your block party in a neighbor’s front or back yard and don’t want to close off the streets.

Neighborhood events are part of what makes Hollywood / Santa Monica such a great place to live!