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Be a Due-er: Support YOUR Neighborhood Association

We’re kicking off the 2020 KNU neighborhood association dues drive, by asking residents to pledge the $55 suggested contribution. Click here to pay your association dues. This modest amount helps us cover operational expenses including beautification & safety improvements, grounds maintenance & utility costs, neighborhood enrichment events, special projects and unforeseen needs, co-op & revitalization programs, website maintenance and other required services. More...

KNU Quenched Thirst for Dash Runners

KNU wants to thank Jerrold Broussard, Carlos Nolf and Susan Via for their volunteering efforts in handing out water to 10K runners at the recent Dash for the Beads held annually in sync with Mardi Gras. It was a colorful good show, rather chilly, but well-represented by Kessler Neighbors United. See snapshots. Good Space’s Dash for the Beads is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports area youth by providing grant funds to area schools and nonprofits in promotions of physical fitness, healthy eating, and arts programs.

Your $55 Association Dues Turn on the Lights

We are buzzing behind the scenes every day to ensure that the lights in the neighborhood are turned on! There are many 2020 operations and associated expenses that seamlessly unfold on a day-to-day basis here in Kessler Park. Green belts, common grounds and utilities are not maintained by the City of Dallas. More...

James Beard Foundation Announces Area Semifinalists

Highlighting top culinary talent and venues nationally, the James Beard Awards has named North Texas professional and KNU resident Clyde Greenhouse of Kessler Baking Studio on Beckley as semifinalist for the “Outstanding Baker” category, and Salaryman on Bishop for “Best New Restaurant.” Congrats to both contenders and bon appetit!

An Irish, Poetic & Lilliput-Bound Swift

In observance of St. Patrick’s Day, it is only fitting to re-visit the life of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift. Best known as the author of A Modest Proposal (1729), Gulliver’s Travels (1726), and A Tale of a Tub (1704), Swift is widely acknowledged as the greatest prose satirist in the history of English literature. Also a cleric and political pamphleteer, Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 30, 1667, seven months after the death of his father. More...

Workshop Your Way into Spring and Summer and Save Water

Plan on attending a FREE workshop sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities and Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas, don your green thumb, hobnob with other gardening enthusiasts, and learn how to save water. Here is the upcoming extended schedule, but make sure to reserve you seat! March 7 – DIY Drip Irrigation: Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. More...
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Green Cleaning

There is truly life-changing magic in tidying up, decluttering and organizing your garden and outdoor space. More...

Top O’ the Marrow to Ya

Oh, that Irish fav turned trendy prime pick! Leave it to the Irish for a simple hardy dish, nutrition-packed and all the crave! More...
KNU Dues Update

JAN-DEC 2020

Participating Households

  • 0 of 927 homes paid - 0%
  • 927 of 927 homes unpaid - 100%
NOCUPP Membership Update

NOV-APR 2020 PATROL CYCLE

Participating Households

  • 178 of 927 homes paid - 19%
  • 749 of 927 homes unpaid - 81%
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KNU volunteers aid Dash for the Beads 10K runners in route…

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Please send us a selfie or photo of your tee time, a night on the town or special event, a backyard BBQ gathering, a dinner party soiree, a cameo of you and your pet, volunteering for a passionate cause, or any fave snapshot that captures and celebrates KNU living!
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Check out these links for things to do around town like concerts & gigs, parks & recreation, museum exhibits, foodie finds and area digs, family-friendly events, nature outings, and what’s going down at the library…

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Corona Virus Updates

All events referenced on our website are subject to cancellations or postponements due to precautionary steps being taken. Check with host organizations. For up to date Corona virus details and how to mitigate, click here for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.


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Make Every Drop Count on Mar 7th

Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert and maintain a drip irrigation system for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. DIY free workshop provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas Water and Land Resources Bldg, 17360 Coit Road Dallas, TX 75252, 9-11am. Register here.


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Daylight Savings Time Begins Mar 8th

Spring forward your clocks by 1 hour on the night of March 7th to ensure you don’t miss a beat on Sunday March 8th. Of course, you will miss an hour of shut eye.


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KNU Door Drop on March 14th

Neighborhood volunteers will be on your block to leave information about Kessler Neighbors United Neighborhood Association, upcoming events and helpful resources. If you are at home, pop out and say hello between 11am-1pm.


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Largest St. Pat’s Parade in the Southwest on Mar 14th CANCELLED

Parade kicks off at 11am on a 2-mile route down Greenville Ave., with 90 floats, 1,700 parade participants and a whole lot of green beer and lucky charms! See parade route.


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1st Day of Spring on Mar 19th

In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) is the earliest spring in more than 100 years! The last time spring arrived this early was in 1896.


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Perk Up Plants with Your Last Sip

An inch of water still in the bottle, one last swig of coffee in your container or room temp iced tea too warm to enjoy? Don’t discard the last drop! Pour the remaining liquid on a plant, shrub or grass. Hydrate and stimulate the roots with water or caffeine-containing drinks.


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New Art Dedication on March 20th at Kiest Park

At 1pm, the Office of Arts and Culture will dedicate new public art entitled “We are Music & Music is Us” by Basque artist Casto Solano. Location: Kiest Park off Hampton Road on Cliff Teen Court. The work honors musical contributions of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan who grew up in Oak Cliff. Jimmie Vaughan will be in attendance.


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Join District 1 Councilmember West & Dallas Animal Services on March 23rd for Your Input

Councilmembers Chad West, Omar Narvaez, and Dallas Animal Services are seeking community input on potential revisions to Chapter 7 of the Dallas City Code concerning quarantine, confinement, trapping, microchips and other dog & cat ordinances. See flyer for details.


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District 1 Project Updates

For updates on key projects in and near District 1 including the Sylvan Avenue project and the forthcoming Tyler/Polk two-way conversion project, click here.


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Volunteer at Kidd Springs on April 11th for “It’s My Park Day!”

It’s the12th Annual “It’s My Park Day” next month. Volunteer for flower planting, mulching, weeding and litter/debris pick up at 14 participating park locations, including Kidd Springs! Registration closes on April 3rd. Click here to register.


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