Time to think about your October Yard of the Month nominations! See the guidelines to the left and the nomination form below.
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Nomination Form
September 2019 Yard of the Month Winner - 1532 Trailridge Drive

September 2019 marks the return of this program and the OPENA Board of Directors accepted and approved the nomination for 1532 Trailridge Drive, owned by Jim Hauck. Jim is a recent addition to Oak Park Estates, moving into his home in February. He had the opportunity to re-landscape the home and make many outdoor improvements. Along with the daytime appeal, take a drive by at night and see the colorful landscape lighting package.

If you get a moment check out Jim’s home. He says to keep an eye out because he has big plans for Halloween and Christmas to come.

​​Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA)

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. 


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”.

  • 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.