Ready to Nominate?


Here is what you need to do:

  1. Provide the Name of the owner of the yard your nominating (if you know the person)
  2. Provide the address of the yard nominated (must be in Druid Hills or Oak Park Estates)
  3. Provide some information about why that yard should be the winner that month.
  4. Click on the Submit Nomination Button below no later than the 25th of the month for consideration.
June/July 2020 Yard of the Month Winner - Dee & Lisa - Cripple Creek


Dee & Lisa have lived in their beautiful home on Cripple Creek Drive in Oak Park Estates neighborhood since 1998. Her yard is like a phoenix rising from the ashes! A fire in 2008 destroyed the front yard and burned the hedges and bushes to the ground. Dee and her yard man have worked tediously over the years since the fire to rebuild the garden into the lovely landscape that exists today. They did a lot of work to first improve the soil to ensure the new plantings would thrive in this location. Her yard is framed by two massive oak trees which provide shade during the heat of the afternoon. Dee says that this year’s spring rains have really brought her garden to life in a magnificent way! Dee’s landscaper friend Buddy Mullino recently planted 100 caladium bulbs which should be sprouting up in June. By early July, her yard will be glorious display of pink caladiums that Dees says will match her front door! Her back yard is also a lush green paradise with plantings along the creek that runs behind her home. Dee’s yard is only outshined by her magnetic personality! Visit her home and admire its beauty by walking along Cripple Creek near Trailridge! Thank you, Dee & Lisa, for sharing your yard with the residents of Oak Park Estates and Druid Hills!

Time to think about your next nominations for Yard of the Month!
See the guidelines to the left and the nomination form below.

​​​​Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA) ​

Previous Yard of the Month Winners


OAK PARK ESTATES - YARD OF THE MONTH

The Yard-Of-The-Month (YOM) program has been established to recognize the efforts of residents within the neighborhood whether they are homeowners or tenants, who demonstrate a clear and consistent desire to maintain or improve their respective properties above normal expectations. The Beautification Committee wants to give you the recognition you deserve for creating a beautiful, well kept yard. This is a great way to improve the value of your home and make your neighborhood a better place to live. 


SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE

25TH day of month – all entries must be submitted via website form(www.opena.org) or email sent to any OPENA officer to be considered for that month’s “Yard of the Month”. Anything received after the 25th, will be considered for the following month’s “Yard of the Month”.


GUIDELINES
  • Yard of the Month awards will be awarded each month. 
  • Yards must be within Oak Park Estates and Druid Hills neighborhood boundaries 
  • Potential YOM winners are judged solely on the total exterior appearance of their property and front yard as viewed from the street.
  • No property may win yard of the month more than twice in a calendar year(Jan – Dec). The special holiday award is exempt from this rule.
  • Judging factors include the overall appearance, tidiness and neatness of the front of the property as evidenced by:
    •  Pruned, trimmed and shaped foliage 
    • Be willing to have photos of yourself and yard taken and published 
    • Well manicured yard, beautification, originality and creativity 
    • Lawns, borders and flower beds edged and defined 
    • It’s the most visually appealing in the area
  • Winners will receive:
    • A specially designed sign placed in their front yard until the announcement of the next month’s winner.
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