Presenting the Homes for the 2014 Fall Home Tour
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How to Preserve History and Remain Relevant as Lake Cliff Park Turns 100 - Oak Cliff Advocate
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A panorama taken from Lake Cliff Tower shows a family walking together on a weekday evening: Photo by Danny Fulgencio 

Article by Rachel Stone

About 2,000 Dallas residents amassed at Lake Cliff Park when it opened to the public on July 4, 1906.

The privately owned amusement park boasted, at 18,000 square feet, “the largest skating rink in the world,” as well as amusement rides, a Ferris wheel, a casino and a three-story theater and opera house.


Wonderful Historic Booklet Detailing the Amusement Park at Lake Cliff Park
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Tier II Grants announced
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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.

Congratulations to:

 *** 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.

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