Bringing together residents, businesses, and organizations to make San Jacinto a clean, safe, and walkable community that is healthy, sustainable, and unique.
Only together can we maintain our neighborhood's eclectic and historic beauty!
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”
BOND PROJECTS IN MOTION
Making A Difference
DEAD TREE REMOVAL / STUMP ART PROJECT
Change can be creative
SJNA members have been out in the neighborhood marking trees for removal in the right of way that are dead or damaging the sidewalk. If you see a yellow mark, this tree will be cut down and the stump ground. We will be leaving some stumps for interactive art. If you are interested in having a tree removed and we haven't been to your area yet, give us a call or send an email. This project will take place in phases. If you are interested in making a gnome home, birdhouse, or anything else you can imagine that would make a unique mark on our beautiful neighborhood, please
50/50 COST SHARE SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
One Step, or SIDEWALK at a Time
We want to provide advocacy and an opportunity to remove financial barriers in replacing damaged sidewalks and adding new sidewalks where there are none.
The City of Amarillo has partnered with SJNA to provide a 12 - 24 month payment program to help ease the costs to replace your sidewalk.
If you are interested, we will be accepting communications from anyone in the residential parts of San Jacinto until December 31, 2021. We will then tally the information and present it to the City to accept contractor bids.
We are hopeful that we can start rebuilding sidewalks in the Spring of 2022.
Interested residential property owners and renters with damaged or missing sidewalks ( landlord contact info required) may contact:
TRAFFIC CALMING CROSSWALKS
safety and creative beauty
You will see several new crosswalks in the neighborhood, helping to provide a safer walking experience. Some are regular ole lines, but there are two that will be murals in the intersections. We had a contest with San Jacinto Elementary and Margaret Wills Elementary for best designs. We will have all the details available very soon.
contact: Dirk Funk
E. 6TH ST. - CONNECT TO DOWNTOWN
lighting the way
Providing a lit walkable path in the immediate area of commercial properties where many senior citizens live, offering better connectivity to the Downtown area, providing safer walkability is important and enhances the community overall.
STREET LIGHTS TO LED
bond eligible -
We are working hard with Xcel Energy to inventory all street lights in the San Jacinto neighborhood. Those that are found to be out will be replaced with LED bulbs, courtesy of Xcel Energy. We will be looking at the cost to replace all remaining street lights with LED. This will provide added safety while traveling through the residential areas of the neighborhood. You can help us identify these lights that are currently out or are the old soda light by simply looking down your block and shooting us a quick FB message or email.
BULK TRASH PICK UP / ILLEGAL DUMPING
working together to solve neighborhood challenges
The City of Amarillo has passed a new ordinance to combat the illegal dumping challenges we face, and we support those efforts. Please call the APD non-emergency number at 806-378-9452 to report illegal dumping. If you have bulk items, please DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE ALLEY! Place them on your front curb and CALL 806-378-6813. YOU MUST CALL FOR PICK UP THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE YOU MUST CALL
Any questions you may have about curbside pickup, illegal dumping, or to give a shout out about great service
SAN JACINTO PARK PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING
Providing safer accessibility
SJNA is working to create a safer, more accessible family experience by working with Parks and Rec. The entire street light system has been replaced with LED lights to provide a much-needed safety feature to our park. If you notice a light out, please feel free to contact us, and we will be glad to see that the City places a work order to Xcel. We are continuing the conversation about adding even more lighting where needed. Any questions, ideas, or concerns may be directed to any of the live email addresses below.
NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECTS IN MOTION
These are the projects we do that encourage property maintenance, good neighbor behavior, and neighborhood hero stories. All the cool things in the neighborhood.
SAN JACINTO " BEAUTIFUL " YARD OF THE MONTH
The Historic 6th on Route 66 Assoc. and the SJNA have partnered in a project to recognize our neighbors who take pride in keeping their yards looking nice.
How the Program Works :
Each month volunteers will select 2 yards that showcase the owners' hard work and dedication to keeping San Jacinto a wonderful neighborhood to live in. There is no cost to participate! A volunteer will place a sign in the selected yards for 1 month. When volunteers collect the sign, you will be presented with a certificate. In December of each year, all the monthly winners will be placed in a drawing for 1 gift basket. It will be filled with items from every business/ individual that wishes to donate.
Janette has lived in San Jacinto for 41 years and knows the area well. You may see her and Dora out searching for "beautiful yards" which they have found many. Look for them to be knocking on your door and asking to recognize your neighborhood pride with a sign.
" This does not mean that there is a lot of money spent, but that people have chosen to take pride in their yards and enjoy doing their share to make their neighborhood a good place to live ".
PAINT THE WATERTOWER
We have passed the $15,000 dollar mark on funds raised to Paint Amarillo 66 on our Water Tower! Our goal is $18,000 so we only need 46 more $66 donations to reach our goal!
Three non-profit organizations support the painting of Amarillo 66 on our Water Tower, The Historic 6th Street on Route 66 Association, The Old Route 66 Association of Texas, and The San Jacinto Neighborhood Association. To date we have received donations from 5 States (other than Texas, AZ, Iowa, KS, MO, Ohio, ) and 2 countries (Canada & Japan), as well as local Route 66 Business and the Amarillo Mayor! Handle Bar & Grill on Route 66 in Amarillo, TX donated $1,000! A BIG THANKS to Keith Holman owner for all his fundraising efforts!
A big Thank You to the Beautification and Public Arts Advisory Board for a stunning contribution of $6,000 from their year-end, non-allocated funds.
The painting of the Route 66 Shield on the Water Tower was first raised in 2009 by the Historic 6th on Route 66 Association. With our water tower coming up for repainting in 2021-22, and the newly formed City Neighborhood Plan for San Jacinto being announced (2019) it seemed like a golden opportunity to present the possibility of having a Route 66 Shield painted on our water tower a second time. The Historic 6th on Route 66 Association partnered with the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association (SJNA) and The Old Route 66 Association of Texas on this project in 2020.
Our planned fundraiser $66.00 for Route 66 started the 1st of February, 2021 (and end Oct. 30, 2021) . Each individual or business who donates $66.00 (or more) will receive a "We Participated" certificate to document their contribution to our San Jacinto Neighborhood Route 66 Water Tower Project.
Do you know someone in the San Jacinto Neighborhood that makes it safer, cleaner, more pleasant to walk in, is a character the kids love, someone who brightens your day with a smile or a story? Let us know; we would love to honor their contributions and show them off to the neighborhood.
A perfect way to get to know our neighbors.