About our neighborhood association
The mission of FPNA is to encourage and promote the safety, welfare and quality of life of the residents of Flamingo Park, and to preserve the natural beauty and historic significance of Flamingo Park and its surrounding area.
The Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association is a voluntary homeowners organization formed by residents in 1987.
West Palm Beach’s urban neighborhoods had been heavily impacted by westward development when, in the early 1980s, enterprising homebuyers saw the appeal of the Florida land boom housing stock on the Florida coastal ridge and began to fix up homes in the older sections of town.
Activist neighbors in Flamingo Park formed the FPNA, as the eventual mission statement would say, “to encourage and promote the safety, welfare and quality of life of residents in Flamingo Park.”
A board of seven elected resident homeowners administers its budget, with funds raised from membership fees, event and cookbook profits, ad revenue and donations.
FPNA works with the city as appropriate to further the interests of Flamingo Park and all the historic neighborhoods throughout West Palm Beach.
The association also owns and maintains vintage-style light- and sign-poles throughout the neighborhood. It maintains street-side trash bins and doggie-waste stations.
FPNA hosts activities year-round for members and guests. It publishes the Flamingo Flyer six times annually for all residents and friends of Flamingo Park and maintains this website.
Flamingo Park became a West Palm Beach historic district in January 1993. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
FPNA puts on neighborhood-wide home tours, garden tours and yard sales that are open to the public.
The Holiday Historic Home Tour began in 1991 and has been offered almost annually since, typically on the first Sunday in December. Our 25th home tour is being planned for Dec. 2, 2018.
The first Flamingo Park Garden Tour was held in 1996. Eleven were held in intermittent years, before hitting a lull. The event was revived this decade, with garden tours in 2014, 2016 and 2018. We now hope to keep this a biennial event in “even” years, with the 14th overall garden tour set for April 2020.
The Flamingo Park Yard Sale Extravaganza is held on the Saturday of Presidents Day weekend, rain or shine, if at least 25 residents sign up to hold individual sales. A map and “teaser” list are circulated to help shoppers zero in on the delightful finds to be had in this quirky neighborhood.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, FPNA welcomes tax-deductible donations from residents and friends of Flamingo Park.