Archive for July, 2014

2014 Tier II Grants

Posted by    |    July 28th, 2014 at 10:11 pm






 N o w     A v a i l a b l e


Deadline for submitting proposals:

August 29th, 2014


 To download Tier II Grant Application,

Click here.

(Application is a writable PDF form)


For further information contact:



Jacques Groth


Vice President for Neighborhoods

Old Oak Cliff Conservation League

972-546-0616, or


Lake Cliff Park Centennial Registration

Posted by    |    July 14th, 2014 at 9:58 pm


Event Date:    Saturday, September 20, 2014
Address:        Lake Cliff Park 300 E Colorado Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75203
Event Set Up Time:    3:00 p.m.
Event Tear-Down:     No earlier than 8:00 p.m. 

Participation by all neighborhoods is highly encouraged. Early bird registration by Aug 20, 2014, is free.

To download the registration form, click here.

Lake Cliff Park Centennial Press Release

Posted by    |    July 2nd, 2014 at 4:52 pm

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Young


Lake Cliff Park Centennial Celebration

Join the fun at one of Dallas’ hidden gems

DALLAS–(June 20, 2014)–Lake Cliff Park became a public park 100 years ago. The Lake Cliff Park Centennial Celebration will be held at the Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75203, on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 5 pm until 9 pm. This family-friendly event is free and the public is invited.

Lake Cliff Park surrounds a beautiful 3-acre lake with two dramatic fountains, historic WPA stone pavilions and pergolas, a restored rose garden, children’s playground, baseball diamond, tennis court and walking trail. The lake was once the site of a popular, private Dallas area amusement park with games, rides, casino, theater, restaurant, swimming and boating on the lake. “Lake Cliff Park really is an important part of Dallas history,” said Dr. Elba Garcia, who lived across from the lake for many years. “We’re so excited to be celebrating this hidden treasure with everyone.”

There will be live music by a barbershop quartet and a four-piece band, “Homespun Remedies” (Austin Cope, Michael Johnson, Chris Ray, and Mike Saunders). This well-known group wears period dress and will perform a mix of 1914-era music, American traditionals, and original compositions. Oak Cliff non-profits, service organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the Centennial with historic and current information booths.

In addition, the Texas Theater is presenting a showing of the classic movie “Meet Me in St. Louis” at 7:30 pm. A Lake Cliff Park historical exhibit will be on display, provided by the City of Dallas Municipal Archives. Lake Cliff Neighborhood Association will present a photographic record of “Oak Cliff at Lake Cliff”. The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League is sponsoring a juried essay contest about local history and preservation with a sizable prize. A period dress contest will be held, with prizes for best male and best female costume awarded (must be present to win). Picnic fare will be available from food trucks.

Lake Cliff Park Centennial Celebration Sponsors:

Methodist Dallas Medical Center is the Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsors are Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs; Dr. Elba Garcia, Dallas County Commissioner, District 4; The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League; The Texas Theater; The Oak Cliff Film Festival and The Young Company. The list of sponsors and activities will have later additions.

Lake Cliff Park Centennial Celebration Organizers:

Friends of Oak Cliff Parks

Old Oak Cliff Conservation League

Lake Cliff Neighborhood Association

Oak Cliff Earth Day

Preservation Dallas

Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce

City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department

City of Dallas Municipal Archives

Link to Lake Cliff Park history:

For more information contact: Barbara Barbee

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Bastille on Bishop 2014

Posted by    |    July 2nd, 2014 at 2:28 pm

The fifth annual Bastille on Bishop kicks off on Monday, July 14th, from 6pm to 10pm in the historic Bishop Arts District (400 and 500 block of Bishop Street between Seventh and Melba). The biggest and frenchiest Bastille Day party in town, this is one celebration you won’t want to miss. Local restaurants and markets will be out serving up French inspired cuisine including crepes, beignets, macarons, ratatouille, frites and more. The much loved mussels competition is back this year!

bastillestreet1We have an all-star line up of chefs including Chef DAT, Kyle McClelland of Driftwood and Proof+Pantry, Chad Houser of Café Momentum, Mike Gibson and Justin Holt of Lucia, Estevan Galindo of Hattie’s, and Eric Spigner of Nova. It wouldn’t be a French street festival without wine so we’ll be serving up a rouge, blanc, and rose from the Rhone region of France. If you plan on enjoying one (or more) of these incredible wines, you’ll need to purchase a glass at the front gate or pre-order online to beat the crowds (we sell out every year!). Reserve your glass here and pick it up at Will Call at 7th and Bishop on Bastille Day. Your “ticket”, whether purchased online or in person, includes your glass and two tokens to be used for either wine or food. All wine and food at the festival must be purchased using tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased in advance through Prekindle or on site.

AccordianEver wondered what Bishop Street would look like covered with four tons of decomposed granite? We cart it in every year to turn a section of Bishop Street into our very own petanque court. The Oak Cliff Bicycle Company will have Goldsprints set up at the corner of Bishop and 8th so you can test your pedaling power. Enjoy all of this while listening to music from Matt Tolentino, Dave Burris, Stephanie Pepping and Kathryn Hacket or while watching the avant garde Danielle Georgiou Dance Group or a can can dance by Ruby Review. At 7pm, the Vespa scooter rally will roll into the party. For any fellow scooterers wishing to join in the fun, the group will be meeting at the Dubliner on Greenville at 6:30pm before motoring down to Oak Cliff. And if all of THAT isn’t enough, we’ll also have a caricature artist and photo booth on hand.

dancegroupEnjoy the festivities like a local and bike over to the event! Parking is limited so it’s the perfect time to try out the D-Link or hop in a Spokes pedicab.

Many, many thanks to the sponsors who help make Bastille on Bishop possible:
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Square Foot
  • Jenni Stolarski, Briggs Freeman
  • Jim Lake Companies
  • Craig Schenkel Real Estate
  • Grand Bank
  • PSW
  • Hattie’s
  • SWA Group
  • Christian Johnson
  • Eno’s
  • Oddfellows
  • Oak Cliff Creperie