2019 Spring Picnic

The Annual Spring Picnic will be held on April 28, 2019 at 4pm in the large flat expansive yard across the street from Coombs Creek Trail Park at 1065 Kessler Parkway.

This is also the general annual meeting where voting will take place for the coming year's board.

Please join us for food, beverages, and get to know all our wonderful neighbors.

As with our other neighborhood events, bring a dish to share; main entree and beverages will be provided by the association.

*Volunteer Help: Please email if you are able to bring a cooler, music or help set up, and breakdown afterwards.

Curb Painting Starting This Week

Neighbors that completed the online request to have their curbs painted will see the crews in the neighborhood over the next three weeks completing the work weather permitting. Thanks to Dallas Curb Painting for making EKP a priority and making our curbs beautiful!

Neighborhood Beautification

As a result of the fundraising, donations and dues of our members, EKPNA has issued a $5,000 grant to the Greenbriar Pocket Park non-profit, chaired by Tina Bass, for the development of a new park right in our own neighborhood.

The Coombs Creek Trailhead suffered from severe erosion and became unsafe last fall. The City of Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) has commissioned engineers to survey and design a solution that will prevent further erosion while keeping the beauty of the neighborhood. DWU anticipates the work to fix the problem will begin this fall after engineers have completed their designs.

City Information

City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee is seeking City Council approval for the proposed Neighborhood Forest Overlay project on April 10th at City Council. EKPNA has issued a letter in support of the program giving us an opportunity to further investigate the program for East Kessler Park.

The Trinity River Conservancy is working on the development plans for the Harold Simmons Park that will be just to the east of EKP.

Landmark Status is being sought for the Belmont Hotel. Under new ownership the Belmont Hotel has grown increasingly shabby in the past few years. The City Plan Commission held ahearing on March 21st and began the initial discussion to consider the request to authorize a hearing to discuss the rezoning of the property. Please reach out to the Landmark Commission to show your support.

Methodist Zoning Request leads to Lawsuit

At the City Council Meeting on February 13, 2019, the City of Dallas voted to approve Methodist Hospital’s request to change zoning allowing a fitness center to be built in the previous no-build buffer. The VP of Development at Methodist stated they were interested in pursuing ambulatory clinics, medical clinics, and retail in addition to the fitness center along Greenbriar in the future and the zoning opens up that possibility.

One of our neighbors has filed suit against the City of Dallas alleging that the rules set by the City of Dallas were not followed during the meeting and the approval should be void. Dallas Morning News has summarized the events in its article on the matter.

You can attend a fundraiser to support legal fees.

Save the Buffer Fundraiser

Hosted by the Merlinos

May 11, 2019

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

215 West Greenbriar Lane

Come hear Shake Russell, Michael Hearne and Mike Roberts play their award winning songs while dining on hamburgers and hotdogs, cold beer and wine.

Admittance is $50.00 per person with proceeds going to support legal fees. Children under 12 are free.

You can also sign the petition in support of neighborhoods and the rule of law at the Dallas City Council.

Oak Cliff Earth Day

The annual Earth Day event is being held at Lake Cliff Park (300 East Colorado Boulevard) on Sunday April 14, 2019.  The day will feature a diverse line-up of entertainment, environmental education booths and green vendors along with food and fun for the kids.

Some neighbors will have a booth to Save the Buffer. If you would like to volunteer at the booth for an hour, please contact Tim Herfel.

Upcoming Events

As always, please check the website calendar for upcoming local events and meetings that impact the neighborhood

East Kessler Park Neighborhood Association is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Your donation to EKPNA may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal income tax laws. Please consult with your tax adviser to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.

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