A Perfect Day For A Picnic…

KNU Secretary & Picnic Chair Lila Belitz invites all neighbors to the annual KNU Picnic on Sunday, September 22nd from 4 to 6:30pm. Main course, beverages, fun & games provided. Please RSVP.


A Knight’s Labor

Labor Day originated during one of American history’s most dismal chapters. In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S., the average American worked 12-hour days and 7-day weeks just to make a basic living. Despite restrictions in some states, children as young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and mines across the country, earning a fraction of their adult counterparts’ wages. More...

KNU Annual Picnic Affair on Sep 22nd, Please RSVP

Temps are cooling (theoretically), bees are still buzzing, fall is in the air and it’s a perfect time for a picnic! Kessler neighbors are invited to join the afternoon festivities from 4 to 6:60pm at Robert’s Forest on the grounds of KPUMC (1215 Turner Ave.) for good eats from The Hamburger Man, some tunes by DJ Mark Ridlen, deserts from Dolce and kid’s games & bouncehouse, and a little adult frolic. Please RSVP, asap. More...

More Hands Needed to Get the Jobs Done

Ongoing beautification efforts, annual community events, special projects and KNU board position openings are in swing in the neighborhood! And we could use some committed help, so please consider volunteering for an upcoming gig or vacant board role. Your helpful hands benefit the neighborhood at large, keep yearly budgetary increases at bay and modest dues on the down-low, and make the load lighter. We need volunteers for the following: More...

A Founded Move to Kessler Park

Why did you choose to move to our shared slice of paradise? Was it the proximity to downtown, easy access to freeways, or the character, natural beauty and history of the neighborhood? All those ingredients contribute to a pristine lifestyle. However, maintaining our pristine environs is up to all of us! In 2005, the City of Dallas approved the Kessler Park Conservation District which established protection and preservation of those revered qualities that make Kessler Park “home”. More...

An Island Tribute to Friend & Neighbor Jeff Chandler

As many of you know, Jeff Chandler, Kessler Park resident, passed away on May 29, 2019. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor and was involved in so many Kessler Neighbors United (KNU) projects over the years. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Jeff’s wife of 39 years, Kathi, and talk about Jeff’s life and some of the things that he accomplished during the years he spent in our neighborhood. More...

Branch Out Dallas Takes Root Through Sep 30th, Reserve Your Free Tree

The City of Dallas is proud to announce its second annual Branch Out Dallas program that provides residents with a 5-gallon tree for their yard. Choose from 5 indigenous Texas trees, click here to view. Tree planting benefits the urban environment by cleaning the air we breathe. More...

How Bout Them Apples

So, you think you know the legend of Johnny Appleseed? Well, he’s a real-life historical figure whose given name is Johnny Chapman, and whose birthday is celebrated on September 26th! Far from being simply the stuff of folklore, Appleseed was an American nurseryman who introduced apple trees to the Midwest, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. He was also a conservationist and missionary during the earliest days of the United States. “Go West, Young Man!” And indeed, he did. More...

Whirl Around the Block on Oct 19th & 20th for the Heritage Oak Cliff Home Tour

The date is set for the Fall Home Tour through picturesque Oak Cliff neighborhoods that showcase the local cultural melange, architecural charm and historical relevance. The tour spans both days from Noon to 6pm, the proceeds of which are reinvested back into neighborhoods through grants that fund area revitalization. Get re-aquainted with your neighborhood and take the tour. Click here for tickets. More...
KNU Dues Update

JAN-DEC 2019

Participating Households

  • 238 of 927 homes paid - 26%
  • 689 of 927 homes unpaid - 75%
NOCUPP Membership Update


Participating Households

  • 173 of 927 homes paid - 18%
  • 754 of 927 homes unpaid - 82%

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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!

Share the Load

Our 2019 KNU Operating Budget for the neighborhood size is bare bones, and the modest $50 dues request is a drop in the bucket! Share the load and contribute to the daily operations in YOUR neighborhood. To pay your dues, click here.


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september, 2019

16sep - 21sep 1612:01 amsep 21Bulk Trash PickupSet items on curb Sep 12-15

22sep4:00 pm- 6:30 pmKNU Annual PicnicRobert’s Forest, KPUMC 4-6:30pm…

23sepAll DayFirst Day of FallExcept “sun outages” - interruption in satellite signals

23sep6:30 pmKNU Monthly MeetingKPUMC Fellowship Hall, All Welcome…

26sepAll DayJohnny Appleseed DayRead more on historical figure…



It’s Not Too Late to Register for Golf for the Parks on Oct 14th

It’s a “gimmie!” Enter as an individual, twosome or threesome and the Pro will assign you to a team. Max individual handicap is 30. Event day registration is at 11:30am, lunch served at Noon, Shotgun Start at 1pm and Awards Dinner commences at 6pm. Enjoy on course beverages, contests & player gift bag. Lunch and awards dinner included. Registration Form and details here. Keep the beautiful in Stevens Park!


Stevens Park Pavilion Update

The area on the south side of Colorado at the pavilion has been an unsightly mess. KNU inquired about erosion control efforts by the City and were informed that the original plan proved ineffective. The City has prepared a new plan and approved $400,000 additional dollars for the project. Work will resume after the Labor Day holiday and the timeline for completion is December 2019, weather permitting. The site will be landscaped and restored to its original condition.


KNU Fall Clean-Up Day on Nov 9th, Sign Up

Our fall beautification day is nearing, so save the date and sign up to help! We will be in the good company of Boy Scout Troop 5. Contact


Kessler Steps are Open for Foot Traffic

Finally, the City’s clean-up efforts are finished, safety concerns are behind us and the historic Steps are back in business. Thanks for your patience. We have put in a request to Mother Nature to give us an extended break!


Other Beautification Upgrades

A flagstone pad was installed in front of the sitting bench on the Montclair/Argonne Island, and the tree lights on the Colorado/Kessler Pkwy island were updated with new bulbs to highlight landscape and provide safety light at night. Go Beautification Committee! See Snapshots sections.


North Oak Cliff Greenspace (NOCGS) Update

The yucca bed on the corner of Clinton and Kessler Parkway was cleared of trees and poison ivy. Itchy! A special thanks to Jim Henderson and crew for beautifying the trail that borders KNU! See Snapshots section.


Free Fix, Vaccinate & Microchip Program for Dogs is Ending Soon

Funding for the spay/neuter program ends soon! Click here for mobile clinic and surgical locations, dates & time, and other information.


Twice-Weekly Watering & Time of Day Restrictions in Effect

Click here to find out when and how to water in your zip code. FYI, Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems is strictly prohibited between 10am and 6pm from April 1st – Oct 31st.

Composting & More Free Workshops

Sign up for the upcoming free workshops sponsored by Dallas Water Conservation & Texas AgriLife Extension: CIY Rain Barrel Class on Sep 21st; and Composting on Nov 16th. Register here.


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