The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) is YOUR neighborhood association!!
We are a grassroots non-profit 501 c 3 organization run by residents and volunteers. The HPNA was formed to facilitate the preservation, redevelopment and historic value of the neighborhood while retaining the historic character of our diverse community and improve its overall livability.
Our Mission: to preserve the character of the Hyde Park Neighborhood as a beautiful, historic, desirable and distinguished neighborhood. Working together we can make a difference!
The Purpose of the HPNA includes;
- Fostering community and civic engagement.
- Beautify and re-establish Hyde Park as the focal point of the neighborhood.
- Eradicate vacancy and nuisance properties
- Welcome and support community and businesses development.
Where is Hyde Park?
Hyde Park is located just North of Downtown St. Louis, close to all major highways. Nestled in between Old North St. Louis and College Hill.
Though the street names change from Salisbury, to Parnell, to Jefferson, and merge on to Broadway, it remains a major thoroughfare that runs across the entire City of St. Louis. The boundaries are defined as Ferry St. to the North, southward to Interstate Highway 70 (I-70) to the
East, westward to Palm St. on the South, northward to Glasgow Ave. to N. Florissant Ave. on the West to Ferry St.
To connect neighbors, businesses and promote civic engagement, fostering community inclusion thereby building a strong equitable and sustainable neighborhood through education, engagement and collaborations.
To provide a voice, to convey the concerns of the residents and create and maintain transparency. We strive to operate as a community improvement neighborhood association a lways working towards the overall rehabilitation and beautification of the neighborhood.
Meet Our Board Members
Founder and Chair
Fatimah and her husband have been residents of Hyde Park for over 20 years. They purchased and renovated 120 year old vacant property, as their retirement home.
Fatimah is a serial social entrepreneur, motivated by a desire to help improve and transform social and economic injustices while building an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Her life’s journey has spanned over several different occupations, businesses and subcultures. Her compassion for people and a passion for community building, led her to form the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association of North St. Louis in 2017.
Her mission is to work towards the revitalize of the Hyde Park Neighborhood.
- By Hand- to commit to do the work.
- By Heart- with compassion.
- By Eye-to see clearly and remain focused.
She is a servant of her community and the community at large.
Donna Lindsey is a life long resident and homeowner in Hyde Park. She is in Food Service at LaSalle Middle School on Jefferson Avenue.
She is involved in various programs and events at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She is Chair of the Mission Advancement Team and a member of Grand Endeavor. Her commitment to the neighborhood and the HPNA is to help make a difference in the community.
Education and communication are two things that will take us far.
Sis. Gail Guelker
I believe in collaboration—listening and working to achieve goals.
My career path has given me many opportunities;
- Elementary Teacher
- Social Ministry
- Faith Based Community Organizer
- Executive Director
I am currently working part time at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church as the Mission Advancement Coordinator.
I enjoy doing community outreach and fundraising. I am looking forward to being an active participant of the organization.
I recently became a resident of Hyde Park in November 2019 after purchasing a historical home that I am currently renovating. I hold a German for Foreigners Certification from the Universitaet-Ludwig-Maximillian-Munich, Germany. Amazing since Hyde Park was started by German immigrants. I love to travel and I hold an International Travel Agent and Business Degree from the International Chamber of Commerce in Munich, Germany. I currently teach German and Art Teacher at a North County High School.
As a practicing artist, with experience in event planning, I am looking to expand a vibrant cultural scene into the Hyde Park neighborhood. My love for art and historical architecture is what inspired me to move to Hyde Park.
Board Minutes & upcoming Meeting agenda
HPNA BY LAWS
Amended and Restated Bylaws of
Hyde Park Neighborhood Association of North St. Louis, Inc.
Coming the Fall of 2021
Hyde Park Collectible and Vendors Fair