| At Monday night's reveal meeting, the 2014 Tier II Grants were announced.
Tier II grants are Nonprofit Supplemental Grants, which are funded by moneys left over from the Neighborhood Grants. These projects help enrich our community making Oak Cliff an even better place to live.
*** Dallas Mexican American Historical League toward obtaining a Landmark Designation for the Eagle Ford School.
*** Hampton-Illinois Library Friends toward the purchase of Legos at the Library.
*** Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts toward their Turner House North Roof Restoration project.
*** Dallas Homeowners League, to help toward their expense in putting on their DHL Boot Camp in August 2015.
*** Twelve Hills Nature Center, Inc for improvements to their Parking Area, an eco-friendly endeaver.
*** Texas Garden Clubs, Inc & Friends of Oak Cliff Parks in their joint Monarch Butterfly Way Station Project.
*** Fort Worth Avenue Development Group toward maintenance of the Western Heights Cemetery.
| Lake Cliff Park Centennial Registration
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. Providing something about the history of your neighborhood is encouraged. Early bird registration by Aug 20, 2014, is free.
To download the registration form, click here.
| Lake Cliff Park Centennial Press Release
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
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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