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Category archives for: Parks and Rec

The story of the shore

The story of the shore

by Jehadu Abshiro It’s 1945, another hot summer in Dallas. Denne Freeman is an 11 year-old-boy with a group of friends and an adventurous dog. He lives on Tarleton Street, a half mile uphill from the shores of the White Rock Lake. The lake is his playground. He hunts and fishes there, explores the woods, [...]

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

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

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

Wehmeyer Joins Dallas Parks Foundation

Wehmeyer Joins Dallas Parks Foundation

DSN Newswire The Dallas Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Bobby Wehmeyer to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Wehmeyer is currently the Vice President, Supply Chain for Reddy Ice, a leader in the packaged ice industry. Joanne Fay, Vice President of the Dallas Parks Foundation noted, “Bobby is a wonderful addition [...]

Chef John Coleman opens up new restaurant in Klyde Warren Park

Chef John Coleman opens up new restaurant in Klyde Warren Park

by Tashika Varma After 30 years in the restaurant business, Dallas renowned Chef John Coleman has landed the sought after restaurant spot in Klyde Warren Park for his first solo project — Savor and Relish. The restaurant is set to open in early fall 2013. On a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon, one side of [...]

Dallas plans to give downtown a facelift with four new parks

Dallas plans to give downtown a facelift with four new parks

by Tashika Varma The city’s Downtown Parks Master Plan, which was originally created in 2004, provides Dallas with a network of new parks, plazas and streetscapes, with a priority on four parks — Carpenter Plaza, Pacific Plaza, West End Plaza and Harwood Park. Camille Brown and Nashla Kalifa sat across from each other at Klyde [...]

Klyde Warren Park: A peaceful getaway in the middle of downtown Dallas

Klyde Warren Park: A peaceful getaway in the middle of downtown Dallas

by Mia Castillo It’s lunch time on a Monday afternoon. Everyone rushes out of work and speeds through the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas in order to grab a bite to eat and get back to work on time. But Douglas Webb is in no hurry. Webb, who works at Plaza of the Americas [...]

South Dallas Can Boast New Golf Course In The Works

South Dallas Can Boast New Golf Course In The Works

by Beionny Mickles South Dallas will soon be the beneficiary of a 400-acre golf course being placed near the Trinity Forest. The City of Dallas expects the new facility to cost anywhere between $20 million and $60 million. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings unveiled Friday the City of Dallas’ plans to build an 18-hole 400-acre golf [...]

Belo Garden Opens Today In Downtown Dallas

Belo Garden Opens Today In Downtown Dallas

Mayor Mike Rawlings joins with Dallas Leaders to Open the Second Park in the Downtown Parks Master Plan.

Sixth Annual Dog Bowl Sunday May 6 at Cotton Bowl

Sixth Annual Dog Bowl Sunday May 6 at Cotton Bowl

Free event to feature a pet/owner look-alike contest, doggie splash pools, an agility course, and other tail-wagging fun

The Buzz About New Dallas Zoo Koala Walkabout

The Buzz About New Dallas Zoo Koala Walkabout

Dallas Zoo welcomes two koalas, Koala Walkabout Exhibit will also be a home to rainbow lorikeets and kookaburras.

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