First Friday’s Restart, a Breath of Fresh Air

Approximately 50+ Kings Highway neighbors enjoyed an evening of socializing on Friday, September 8th for the return of First Friday, a social event for neighbors to catch up, relax and meet one another.

The evening was graciously hosted at the home of Terrance Nichols and Tony Nuncio, and it was great to meet so many new neighbors to the KHCD area.  For those families who can’t always make it to a First Friday event, KHCD is organizing it’s first Family Friendly Halloween Get Together @ Stone Park on October 28th, 9 AM – 12 AM.  Also, you can join in on the fun at the National Night Out at Twelve Hills on October 3rd.

Our October First Friday event will be held on Friday, October 6th at the home of
Meghan and Clark Carruth – 1518 Kings Hwy.  Time: 6:30-8:30.  See you there!  Look for an email invite.  If you aren’t subscribed to Kings Highway emails, subscribe here!  Check out all upcoming events on the KHCD calendar here.

Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, 9/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Nova Restaurant

Learn about the changes to the KHCD board, current projects and what’s happening in Oak Cliff. Complimentary heavy snacks will be provided by KHCD.  Kids welcome.

RSVP Here!

DRAFT AGENDA as of 9/18
I. Upcoming Board Elections & Committee Chairs
  • Pres
  • VP
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Job descriptions/responsibilities
Committee Chairs:
  • Social Events
    • First Friday
    • Mardi Gras Float
    • Family Events
  • Communications
    • Web, Social, Email
  • Planning and Development
    • Stone Park improvements
    • Mural
    • Walkable KHCD
  • Code/Crime
  • Membership
  • Fundraising
  • Outreach
II. Upcoming Social Events
First Fridays:
  • October (10/6)  – Meghan & Clark Carruth
  • November (11/3) – Michelle Powell
  • December – No FF this month
Quarterly Family Events:
  • First one scheduled for Sat, 10/28 at Stone Park on Edgefield.
Mardi Gras – KHCD Float
III.  Polk Round About Update
IV.  Stone Park Improvement Update

Walk or Bike with KHCD in the OC Mardi Gras Parade, this Sunday @ 3PM | sponsored by Jennisto

KHCD will be participating in this year’s Mardi Gras Parade, and we need volunteers to walk or bike in the parade. Bring your family and friends and walk with neighbors in the cities best parade!

Meet Up Details:

Meet in front of PHD at Davis St and Clinton at 3PM to pick up your FREE t-shirt brought to you by Jennisto. We’ll know our precise line up location then and have a volunteer help direct you to that spot. KHCD will have beads and bring your own if you have some. Wear a mask, decorate your bicycle, just have fun!

RSVP Here!


jennisto_logo-color_blackWe’re so thankful to Jenni Stolarski, long time property owner in Kings Highway, for her generous sponsorship of the t-shirts!

Jenni Stolarski, Vice President, REALTOR ®
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
jenni@jennisto.com
214-762-9761

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Stone Park Better Block – Community Walk & Talk, Saturday, February 18th, 10 – 11 AM

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Stone Park will be re-imagined by the community for one day as a passive play park on April 1st.  Bring your family and start making a better park!

You’re invited to participate in a walk & talk this Saturday, February 18th from 10 AM – 11 AM to activate Stone Park.  Bring your family and neighbors for a casual, come and go discussion.  Donuts and coffee will be provided by Kings Highway Conservation District.

For a full schedule, visit teambetterblock.com/stonepark

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Sign a Petition for Dallas Parks!

The following was forwarded to us from our Dallas Parks Board District 1 representative Barbara Barbee:

Dear friends,

Dallas parks need your help! Right now, Dallas City Council is considering how to allocate funds in the 2017 Capital Bond Program. Considering our park system has over $2 billion in capital needs, the 2017 bond is Dallas’s best chance to make these critical investments. Sign our petition and tell City Council that Dallas residents want funding for parks in the next bond program!

Dallas’s economic growth and financial sustainability depend upon attracting residents and businesses to Dallas. Parks are a critical part of the high quality-of-life that makes Dallas one of the best cities in America to live and work. Improving parks today is an investment in the future growth and success of our city.

Unfortunately, there is a risk that parks will be left out of the 2017 bond program entirely. Without bond funding, our rec centers and playgrounds will continue to deteriorate, and we won’t be able to build the new parks that are so desperately needed.

This is why I am asking you today to sign our petition supporting parks in the 2017 Capital Bond Program. We already have over 350 signatures—but we need more! Next Thursday, January 12, we will be speaking at the Dallas Park and Recreation Board meeting, and we want to present to them 1,000 signatures. Please take a moment to sign up today at www.SupportDallasParks.org.

Thank you for supporting Dallas parks!

Robert

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Robert Kent | Trust for Public Land | North Texas Area Director

469-615-5448 | Robert.Kent@TPL.org | www.TPL.org

2902 Floyd St., Dallas, TX 75204

 

The Trust for Public Land

Creating parks and protecting land for people.

Learn more from a Friends of Dallas Parks op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News:  Friends of Dallas Parks Op Ed

Nazarian Family Requests Zoning Change Today

Neighbor and local Oak Cliff advocate Amy Cowan posted this to her Facebook yesterday about the Nazariean family’s request to create a new sub district in PD830’s zoning.  The hearing is today at 1:30 pm at City Hall.

Here are some past stories about the project to get you caught up:

http://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2014/09/seven-things-know-40-million-bishop-arts-project/

http://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2014/10/board-approves-5-million-bishop-arts-project/

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