Donald VanArsdale, 1931-2019

The Hyland Hills community lost an exemplary friend and past Board Member on November 4th.

Don served on the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District Board of Directors from1980 – 2006. In 2005, Don was inducted into the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District Hall of Fame where he was heralded as “Exemplifying the western spirit of hard work, accepting hardship without complaint and demonstrating a duty to God, family and community.” Don had a deep concern for the welfare and betterment of all, especially children. He inspired and challenged Hyland Hills to provide the best possible recreation and parks to residents and guests.

Don will be remembered for his gracious demeanor, even-tempered approach to life and unselfish willingness to help his fellow man.  No matter what the situation, Don invariably looked at the bright side and encouraged others to do the same. He will be greatly missed by the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District.