Category Archives: Block Events

Kings Highway to host a neighborhood tag sale

Saturday, September 17th is going to be a busy day on our block as Kings Highway will be hosting a neighborhood Tag Sale benefiting the N. Polk St Beautification Project.

Stop by from 7 am – 2 pm to shop various donated and consigned wares that will be available for super low prices.

Find out more about the event here and help us raise funds for Phase II of the project!


FIDO Oak Cliff presents, “Pop Up Park” this Saturday, 11- 3 pm

Just walk right outside your door and down the street to the latest Team Better Block creation in collaboration with FIDO Oak Cliff.  This Saturday, Oak Cliff’s first Pop-UP Dog Park will be held at N. Polk St and Turner Ave underneath the large pecan tree on the east side of N. Polk St.  

The location is within the scope of the N. Polk St Beautification Project.  Click on the banner for full information!

Need Newspaper, Help; Saturday, 9 am

We need newspaper to lay down under our weed blocker to help stop the grass from growing. Come out to help at 9 am to 620 Turner Ave to drop off and stay to help us finish the project!


Neighbors work hard to beautify their area

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Over 15 people came out on a humid and overcast Saturday morning this past weekend to help  break ground on what will become a regular occurrence in this small slice of the Cliff. The N. Polk St Beautification Project got … Continue reading


Dirt is flying! Water meter going in right now….

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Check it out! Our water meter is finally going in as I type. See the photos below..Just a reminder, the official ground breaking ceremony is this weekend, Saturday, April 30th at 10 am, followed by the first work day. See … Continue reading

N. Polk St Beautification Project Public Meeting

On March 10th at 6:00 pm at the Kessler Theatre, a public presentation on the N. Polk St Beautification Project will be held.  All residents are encouraged to come out and see the design plans for the first phase of the project slated to break ground this spring.  RSVP


The Kings Highway Conservation District, the first conservation district of its kind in the City of Dallas and in Texas, is hosting a Silent Auction on Saturday, April 2, 2011 to raise funds for the N. Polk Street Beautification Project. This project has identified publicly owned green spaces along the N. Polk St corridor between Canty and Kings Highway for a master planned beautification project.  Landscaping designs are being developed through neighborhood input, which include native and adaptive plantings and irrigation with water conservation as a key component.

Funds raised through the silent auction will be used to implement the first phase of this project.  They will contribute to installing a water meter and irrigation system, acquiring materials, and bed preparation.  Installation will be done primarily from neighborhood volunteers.

The following are the design options currently being reviewed:

N. Polk St at Turner Ave Option A

N.Polk St at Turner Ave Option B

Mardi Gras Parade heading down Davis

The third annual Mardi Gras parade will be heading down Davis from Windomere to Bishop Arts instead of the past two year’s route along Bishop Avenue. “This way we can hit more of our businesses and hopefully help everybody a little,” said Amy Cowan, an event organizer.

Make sure you walk down and setup a spot to watch the parade, which starts at 4pm on March 6th.  I’d setup right in front of the Southern Maid Donut shop, but I’m going to be in the parade!  That’s because Bike Friendly Oak Cliff invites anyone to ride in a group down the  parade route.  Meet behind the Kessler Theatre at 3:15pm.  Dress up and decorate your bicycle too!  Details here Yes, you too can look as ridiculous as me!