Lake Cliff Park Centennial Registration
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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
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For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Young


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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:

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2014 Home Tour Sponsorship Information
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Below are our Sponsorship Rates for 2014.  Discounts available for Sponsors that have their money in by July 31!  We're lining up some amazing houses this year.  It is going to be an incredible tour!

Oak Cliff National Register Historic Districts
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Oak Cliff National Register Historic Districts starting clockwise at the far upper left hand corner are Kessler Park, Miller-Stemmons, Lake Cliff, Tenth Street, Lancaster Commercial, Bishop Arts, Winnetka Heights, Rosemont Addition and Kings Hwy.

There are two historic classifications that an area can be awarded: the National Register is a Federal program administrered by the Department of Interior and managed by the state primarily for the purpose of Federal Tax Credits.  The Second is the local City of Dallas Historic Landmark program.  This also comes with tax incentives but also has the strictest rules regarding demolition.  Restriction of the demolition of historic properties only comes with local historick landmark designation... period.  

Of the above districts, only Winnetka, Lake Cliff and Tenth St. carry this stricter interpretation.  Kings Hwy, Bishop Arts. and Kessler are Conservation Districts which encourage saving structures but do not out right forbid demolition. 

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