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Camphor Heights Neighborhood Association

About Camphor Heights

Camphor Heights is bordered by Ariana Street and Dobbins Park to the north, S. Lincoln Ave to the west, Fairview Ave to the east, and W. Beacon Road to the south. It was platted in 1951-1952 and contains many lovely midcentury modern homes. 

The community has an active neighborhood association with block captains, a quarterly newsletter, a Facebook group, and regular social events.

Camphor Heights gets its name from camphor trees, which were introduced into Florida in 1875. Although technically an invasive species and not recommended for planting by the University of Florida's extension program, these large evergreen trees have dense crowns that create a charming leafy canopy. The section of Camphor Drive between Ariana Street and Beacon Road is considered by some to be the most beautiful street in Lakeland. The city's Parks & Recreation department trims the trees annually to remove decay. 

Camphor Drive facing Beacon

Camphor Drive facing Beacon

Neighborhood Association

  • President: Lee Robinson
  • Vice President: Daniel Long
  • 2nd Vice President: Eddie Brandt
  • Secretary: vacant
  • Treasurer: vacant


The Zombie Crawl 3K and costume contest is on Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. Registration is $10 per person, which includes a T-shirt. Email seriouslyfun.19@gmail.com for the registration form.
(Also looking for volunteers!)

Movies in the Park will be Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in Dobbins Park. The film has not yet been decided. Send suggestions to chna1917@gmail.com. Current contenders include: Encanto, Luca, The Batman, and Spider-man: No Way Home

Lights on Camphor, a neighborhood walkabout/driveway party with refreshments and carolers, will be Saturday, Dec. 17 starting at 7 p.m. If you are decorating, please register by emailing seriouslyfun.19@gmail.com.
(Also looking for volunteers and carolers!)

Get Connected

Email:  chna1917@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Camphor-Heights-Neighborhood-Association-CHNA-128820747774428 

Newsletter: April 2022

Meetings:  Second Monday of odd months at 6:30 p.m., Dobbins Park Pavilion next to Dixieland Elementary