University Heights Neighborhood Association (UHNA)

Center-city living in a historic neighborhood.

Latest News

  • 4th of July Parade

    July 4, 2022

    10 am

    Location: Meet at the corner of Holland and Stanford, participants will walk around the block. This is very informal!

    Dust off your best patriotic finery and get ready to decorate your favorite conveyance (or critter) for our annual celebration. After the parade, stick around for frozen confections and if you’re game, a water balloon battle!

  • July Meeting

    7/6/2022 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    UHNA Board of Directors is inviting you to a scheduled monthly meeting. We’ll discuss upcoming activities and concerns.

    This meeting will be at 1024 E Stanford St.

    Please contact us if you are not on the email list and we’ll add you.

  • Artistree Pottery Night

    Grab the kids and join your neighbors for a creative evening out at Artistree Pottery. Cost is based on which piece or pieces you choose to create.

    Space is limited, so please RSVP by responding to the event on Facebook. You may also email uhnasgf@gmail.com to RSVP for the event.

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  • Canceled – Bennett Street Clean-up

    Due to the forecasted heat advisory until Wednesday evening, UHNA is canceling this event and will reschedule it in the future.

    Grab the family and meet us at the wading pool for some sweet treats from Jack’s Ice Cream Truck before seeing how much litter we can pick up. Trash bags will be provided, but city waivers must be signed prior to the cleanup. See the Facebook event or the following link for more details. 

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  • Purple Burrito Day for UHNA

    Join us at Purple Burrito #1 as they celebrate their 13th anniversary at the Campbell location on June 8th from 11:00am – 6:00pm.

    Some of the proceeds will benefit the University Heights Neighborhood Association.

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About UHNA

The City of Springfield, Missouri welcomed University Heights Neighborhood Association as its 21st registered neighborhood in the spring of 2019!

University Heights’ boundaries are Bennett Street/Brookside Street on the north, National Avenue on the east, Campbell Avenue on the west and Sunshine Street on the south.

The association usually meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. See the calendar and latest news posts for meeting updates.

  • President: Jan Peterson
  • Vice president: John Stinson
  • Secretary: Annette Hollon
  • Treasurer: Donelle Blubaugh
  • Directors:
    • Linda Regan
    • Donna Hemann
    • Brandon Biskup

Help us build a stronger neighborhood by joining

The University Heights Neighborhood Association is all about celebrating and protecting everything that makes our neighborhood the unique, vibrant community it is. But we need your help.

By becoming a member, you can help:

  • work with city officials directly on issues that concern us;
  • ​create a vision for our neighborhood;
  • ​participate in beautification and clean-up efforts;
  • ​help make our neighborhood safer;
  • ​get to know your neighbors better through events.

All of this for just $10 per household per year or $25 per business or nonprofit per year. Our membership year runs through June 30. Any household, business or nonprofit within the boundaries of Brookside/Bennett Street, National Avenue, Sunshine Street and Campbell Avenue is welcome.

Your dues will help pay for clean-up events, communications expenses such as newsletters and our website, neighborhood celebrations and, most important, give you a vote on issues that affect our neighborhood.

Joining is simple:

For more info, email uhnasgf@gmail.com or call Jan Peterson, president, at 417-838-6216. Thank you!

Need help? Ask a neighbor!

The University Heights Neighborhood Association might be able to help you. If you need groceries or prescriptions delivered or help finding other resources, we have volunteers ready to help.

Ways to contact us: