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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Volunteers Plant 150 Trees at Kiest Park

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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department  hopes to increase citizen awareness of volunteer opportunities while encouraging community involvement on Dallas Parks and Trails.

Kiest Park Arbor Day volunteers

On a brisk Saturday in November Kiest Park hosted Arbor Day in the southern sector of Dallas. Over 200 volunteers participated in this community tree-planting event.  One hundred and fifty trees were planted at the corner of Hampton Road and Cliff Teen Court.

Event sponsors included The City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department, The Friends of Oak Cliff Park, The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, The Oak Cliff Lions Club, The Kiest-Perryton Neighborhood Association, United Auto, The Oak Cliff Conservation League, University General Hospital, Calloway Nursery and Home Depot. Volunteer groups included, Bank of America, AT&T, Boy Scouts Troops 267, 454 and 120, Triple A Academy, Polk Terrance Neighborhood Association, Dallas County Master Gardeners, Mizzou Alumni Association, Garza Early College High School, Sunset High School National Honor Society, Richland College, Rainbow Garden Club, Kimball High School,  Adamson High School, Desoto Student Council, Santa Clara School, and Garland Student Council.

Several Boy Scout Troops help plant trees at Kiest Park

Dallas Park and Recreation Department hosted the event to remind community the impact parks can have on a neighborhood. “Parks are important to the quality of life in Dallas and we hope our efforts, along with community support make these wonderful community events in Oak Cliff a reality,”  stated Samuel D. Franklin III, Community Program Coordinator, Park Maintenance Services Division, Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff.

“Whether it is sharing event communications, becoming a sponsor, or recruiting volunteers; let’s work together to make Dallas Parks the best they can be!”

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