parks

North Oak Cliff’s 12th Street Connector: The Road Is Coming Out!

By Amanda Popken / January 25, 2019 / 5 Comments

The historic Winnetka Heights neighborhood in North Oak Cliff had a big win this Wednesday at City Hall. The city’s thoroughfare plan was amended to take away the 12th St. Connector, knitting the neighborhood back together with parks and open space. It was a change 40 years in the making, with some of the original […]

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Is Your Home a 10-Minute Walk From a Park?

By Bethany Erickson / November 4, 2018 / 1 Comment
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Is your home a 10-minute (or less) walk from a park? One-third of Americans have a much longer trek than that to get to their nearest park, according to research by the National Recreation and Park Association, Urban Land Institute and, The Trust for Public Land. Recently, Rachel Banner, a senior program manager at the […]

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Uptown Welcomes First Public Playground and More Young Families

By Amanda Popken / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

“Griggs Park is one of the features that makes Uptown more sustainable. Uptown has a tendency to over-invest in private infrastructure and under-invest in public infrastructure,”noted District 14 Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston at the Tuesday ribbon cutting of Griggs Park’s new playground. “This will soften the hard edges that tend to be created in high-density […]

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In This River: A Love Letter to the Wild Trinity

By Amanda Popken / March 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

This Wednesday you’re invited to join a discussion about the Trinity. A river that has defined our city for over a century. Yet its place in our lives still remains little more than afterthought. Millions of taxpayer dollars funded a very extensive plan: To build, beautify, and manage this park — has anyone actually read […]

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Quality of Life in the North Cliff Conservation District

By Amanda Popken / March 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

Oak Cliff covers about one third of Dallas, with a lot of variety throughout. You’re probably familiar with the small craftsman homes around Bishop Arts, the historic homesteads of Winnetka Heights, and the eclectic estates of the Kessler neighborhoods. A little further west near Hampton and south of Jefferson you’ll find many neighborhoods like the North Cliff Conservation […]

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