Seasonal FAQs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It’s that time of year when the fall foliage is spectacular and families are posing for photos all over the community.  Just a reminder, residents and resident photographers are welcome to utilize the Community Farm buildings and grounds.  If you are planning a specific date and time, please feel free to call the HSTA Office just to make sure another resident hasn’t rented the facility for a special event. 

The Schick-Ostalosa Farmstead and surrounding grounds are open to the public on Saturdays, May – September from  12:30 - 4:30 pm.  Tours and photography (by residents and/or resident photographers) are by appointment ONLY.  Please contact the Dry Creek Historical Society for more information, schedule and permission.

Dry Creek Historical Society




Fall - Yard Care
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fall is the most important time of the year for lawn fertilization.  It’s also the ideal time to feed the trees in your yard and to apply a systemic to your trees and shrubs to kill insects and prevent new infestations for the next year.  If you’re planting new trees or replacing dead trees, remember that as a Hidden Springs resident, you are entitled to a 10% discount at Cloverdale Nursery!  Also keep in mind that residents are responsible for the trees in the parking strips (the landscaped area between sidewalks and curbs) adjacent to their properties, so be sure to feed and treat these trees also!

Winter - Snow Plowing
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ada County averages around 21 inches of snowfall a year. Typically, snow accumulates in several small storms. Roadways can become icy from rain, freezing rain and the freeze/thaw of snowfall and frost, which creates potentially hazardous conditions from November through March.  During those months, the Ada County Highway District provides a Winter Street Service that covers local roads in Ada County.  Services include street sanding, snow plowing and anti-icing treatments.

Snowplowing of all the sidewalks in Hidden Springs is done by Richard Gragg and his crew as a courtesy service to residents.  Typically they clear the community sidewalks, clubhouse parking lot, Cougar park parking lot, and the alleyways behind the Marketplace.  The crew does their very best to get to everyone...sometimes depending on the snowfall it might take more than one day.

Fall - Leaves
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Residents are responsible for raking and bagging leaves from their yard, side walk, parking strip and street.  The street sweepers are not equipped to pick up leaves from the street.  Thank you for keeping the community looking great! 

Winter - Sledding
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Everyone Loves a Snow Day!  Please remember not to sled on private property!  What looks like a great sledding hill just might be someone's back yard!