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Standing Water Breeds a Formidable Threat

With recent accounts of mosquito-borne viruses and resulting human health concerns, we urge all residents to take precautionary actions in protecting yourself and our neighborhood. Here are a few tips… Protect against mosquito bites by reducing outdoor activity during evening and nighttime hours. Cover arms and legs and use a mosquito repellent. Prevent mosquito breeding and the spread of West Nile, Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses by promptly eliminating standing water. More...

Fixin’ the Mix

For up-to-date lane closures and continuing closures and traffic changes, check the link provided regularly. The Horseshoe Project, named for its U shape, is a $798 million design-build roadway project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve traffic flow and safety through the heart of downtown Dallas. The project includes the expansion, repaving and addition of roadways along I-30 and I-35E, and the new Margaret McDermott Bridge over I-30. Managed by Pegasus Link Constructors, completion date summer 2017.

July 2nd Patriotic Kick-Off Concert

The Singapore Slingers Celebrate America with a 4th of July kick-off concert at the Kessler Theater located at 1230 W. Davis Street. Tickets start at $20. The orchestral performance will feature star-spangled Sousa marches, jazz, ragtime and more! Bar opens at 6:30pm, theater doors open at 7:30pm and ShowTime is at 8:30pm. For more information about this event visit thekessler.org or call 214-272-8346.

July 3rd Red, White and Boom on the Bridge

A breathtaking view of the Downtown Dallas skyline lights up with a fireworks show at the Continental Bridge on July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. Pedestrians can enjoy the show from the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, 122 Continental Avenue or from westbound Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, which will be closed to traffic. There will also be music, food, vendors, kids' activities and more. No pets or coolers allowed. Free to the public. Check out other July 4th weekend festivals and firework displays in the DFW area.

Spend the Fourth at Fair Park

Celebrate Independence Day at Fair Park, a national historic landmark. The midway will feature 30 rides, 14 games and 19 concession stands. Enjoy live music from Razzmajazz Dixieland Band in the afternoon and the Dallas Winds (previously the Dallas Wind Symphony) at night. Check out other park attractions like the Texas Discovery Gardens, the Children's Aquarium, the Old Mill Inn restaurant and patio, and the African American Museum. Watch the free fireworks show in the famous Cotton Bowl, the 7th biggest stadium in the country. more...

Kessler Krawl, Wine Pull & Silent Auction a Success

This year’s Krawl was navigated by over 200 KNU residents and friends, and raised quite a stir! Ticket sales, sponsorships, auction proceeds and Wine Pull fund-raising efforts totaled over $26,000! Party-goers dropped in on hospitable homeowners Dan Waldmann & Giles Davidson, John & Anne Foster, Michael & Marsha Brito, and Chris & Vernon Manzini-Shimwell. Delish! Jim Henderson hosted the Silent Auction and desserts at the Clubhouse. Our thanks to sponsors, hosts, auction contributors, tireless volunteers, residents and all who attended!

Restoration Efforts Stepping Up

Restoring and reopening the Kessler Steps by the City of Dallas is being made possible with funds raised by the private sector. We are currently at 85% of the needed $72,000 goal. The steps are one of Oak Cliff’s most historic greenspaces, dating back to the original build in 1924 by developer North Texas Trust Company. Your support is still needed to reach the project target, fund ongoing maintenance, and help preserve the historical integrity, public safety and accessibility to Coombs Creek Trail. See historical vestiges…

Ongoing Traffic Alerts and Updates

Various lanes of southbound 1-35E between Riverfront and Colorado boulevards will be closed nightly starting Monday, June 6 through Saturday, June 11 from 10pm to 6 am. Both northbound and southbound Riverfront Boulevard at 1-35E will be closed nightly starting Thursday, June 9 through Friday, June 10 from 9pm to 6 pm.The southbound I-35E exit to Colorado Boulevard will be closed continuously through Saturday, June 18. Traffic will be detoured to the Jefferson Boulevard exit to access Colorado. More...

Dog Waste Stations

For your convenience, dog waste stations are located at Roberts Forest on Turner Avenue, and along the Kessler Parkway trail.  These stations were made possible by generous donations from residents and businesses. Please alert us if supplies need replenishing. See map...
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