REMINDER: Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, February 11, 2019

Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, February 11, 2019

Speaker:  Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry Boone (bring your questions for the City’s top law enforcement officer).

You can also submit questions for Chief Boone by clicking here and we will compile the answers.

More information on the Norfolk Police Department can be found here:

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  And . . . a chance to win a free door prize gift certificate.  Hope to see you!


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Officer William Old Recognized by Civic League

The civic league recognized Community Resource Officer, William Old III, for his service to our community at the October 2018 league meeting. A letter of commendation from the league to the Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry Boone, was read by Board Director, Karen Mayne. President Louie Gabriel read the letter of appreciation the league received in response from Chief Boone.  The league’s Board of Directors presented Officer Old with a gift card to Your Pie restaurant.  (No gift card to Crispy Cream or Dunkin Donuts!)

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June-July 2016 Newsletter

June-July 2016 Newsletter…

JunJuly2016-FrtPgYes, there was a hiatus due to unforeseen circumstances, but it is back…here is the June-July 2016 edition of The Suburban, the newsletter of the Suburban Acres Civic League.  All the news that is news for Suburban Park, Suburban Acres, and surrounding Wards Corner area plus neighborhood and community news and events.  Enjoy!

4th of July Parade and Picnic











Join your neighbors for the annual Independence Day Parade and Picnic…Decorate your bikes, wagon, car, scooter, pets, or spouse/better half and join the parade! There are door prizes, and parade prizes. If you’re a baker, bring a desert and compete in the annual bakeoff.  Hot dogs, chips, and drinks are provided. We also have deejay Michael Harold on site spinning upbeat tunes.  Everything is wrapped up by noon.  Hope to see you there, or along the parade route!

Here’s the parade route (if you don’t live along the route, feel free to watch from 549 Carl Street/corner of Carl St. & Suburban Pkwy.):

Parade Route 2016

2014 Summer Youth Leadership Scholarship


Suburban Acres Civic League is again pleased to offer our GROW Youth Leadership Scholarship.  The scholarship underwrites tuition for the  eXcel Leadership Academy, as well as additional opportunities facilitated by the civic league and our business and non-profit partners:

eXcel Leadership Academy, July 15-18, 2014. A program of LEAD Hampton Roads and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, eXcel’s goal is to prepare youth for leadership positions within the community and region. The program provides leadership skills training, an up close chance to meet outstanding visionary leaders, and a “behind the scenes pass” to the Hampton Roads region.

The Suburban Acres Civic League will offer two activities during the summer focusing on local community groups and their interaction with local government and business. Missions and challenges of not-for-profit organizations, and how they help government will be emphasized.

Please return the application materials as soon as possible.



Access an informational flyer here.






Access the application here.


For more information about eXcel and LEAD Hampton Roads visit

Meadowbrook residents kept in the dark on school site redevelopment


The City of Norfolk solicited requests for proposals for the site of Meadowbrook Elementary School without contacting or consulting the Meadowbrook Civic League, which might have provided helpful input on parameters for future redevelopment.  The city received three development proposals, none of which meet the criteria outlined in the civic league’s position statement, primarily due to the residential density of the proposals, and lack of enough green space being maintained. A public forum was finally held on February 19th after inquiries and disappointment was expressed by the Meadowbrook Civic League.  The smallest of the three proposals will result in 22 single-family homes, the largest specifies up to 90 apartment units.

The former Meadowbrook School, shuttered in 2009, is on Preservation Virginia’s 2011 list of Most Endangered Historic Sites in Virginia

You can review the proposed concepts, see the developers’ pitches, and provide input for the development of the site at THIS LINK

Find Meadowbrook Civic League’s position statement and petition HERE

This is a great Virginian Pilot article with all the background, and Meadowbrook residents’ frustrations: “Residents say Norfolk kept them in the dark”    (Stephen M. Katz photo, The Virginian Pilot-above)

Sign the online petition at

Additional information available on

FBLike the Save Meadowbrook Group’s Facebook page HERE