Plant Theft at N Polk St Beautification Project

Last night, after the remainder of our mulch had just been put into place, a plant theif stole 3 brand new Knock Out roses out of the ground. These were newly planted two weeks ago by neighbors and friends of the project.

We knew we were taking a risk putting landscaping in, however with this project being so visible along a major street we figured people would have to be pretty desperate to do something as steel from the community.

Our hope is that they are recovered or a donor is willing to help us replace the $75 we’ve lost. Any information one may have please email



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!

We have a new domain (web address),!

One thing that legitimizes a group online is the purchase of it’s own domain.  Our block now officially owns it’s own web site,!

This hyper local approach to community development is made easier with a direct voice to neighbors, friends, local representatives, and many more stakeholders in the development.

In addition, the latest social media approaches to connectivity are opening new markets in traditional ways that people are rediscovering.  Consider a local farmers market.  Having a block by block approach to markets allows people to sell, trade, or barter their goods or services to their neighbors, thus creating better relationships and an overall better community.  Having a place to communicate to larger, but refined areas produces markets that have highly invested and committed people.

We’re communicating better with one another not only online, but on our sidewalks, in our local coffee shop, and rediscovering our place in society!

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

Ground breaking and work day scheduled for N. Polk St Beautification Project

N. Polk St. Beautification Project Ground Breaking Apr 30th at 10am

Phase I: 620 Turner Ave

A ground breaking ceremony for the N. Polk Street Beautification Project will occur on Saturday, April 30th at 10am.  Neighbors, donors, business owners, and city representatives are invited to join us for this ceremony.   Donuts and coffee will be provided at the ceremony.   Meet at 620 Turner Ave, a triangle median, at the intersection of N. Polk St and Turner Ave, just north of Kings Highway.

N. Polk St. Beautification Project – First Working Day Apr 30th  at 10:30am

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, volunteers will begin their first garden workday, prepping the beds by removing the top layer of grass, tilling the soil, and adding soil and soil amendments.  Please bring gloves and shovels/rakes if you have them.  Drinking water will be provided. If you are interested in helping on this or future N. Polk Beautification workdays, please sign up here.  Meet at 620 Turner Ave, a triangle median, at the intersection of N. Polk St and Turner Ave, just north of Kings Highway.