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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...

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...

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...

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...

Jerry Beech Memorial Fountain and Other Beautification Updates

A Memorial Fountain dedicated to Jerry Beech was recently installed on the Kessler Steps grounds. See photo in Snapshots section. The addition of a memorial plaque will soon follow. We would like to thank the Beech family and participating neighbors for making this water feature possible. It will lend a tranquil permanence to the neighborhood landscape. This is the second memorial fountain to adorn Kessler Park. More...

For the Love of Pets…Foster, Volunteer or Find Out More About City Services

We love our four-footed pets here in Kessler, but not all furry friends have care, a home and affection! Fostering a pet or volunteering at the City’s Animal Services Center on Westmoreland is a great way to impact the lives of pets in waiting. Register for an upcoming volunteer orientation and learn about the ins and outs of Dallas Animal Services and its programs. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer on their own. More...

Dogs Days of Summer Pet Precautions & Signs of Distress

Triple digits, folks! Animals are vulnerable to hot weather-related injuries and illnesses, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition is heat stroke, which can cause organ failure, seizures, brain damage, hemorrhages, blindness, convulsions, and death. Know the signs, take the precautions, seek medical attention if needed, feel free to give your pooch a shorter hairdo (not a shave), provide shade (remember, the sun moves) and plenty of replenished cool water, and never leave your pet unattended in a car. More...

Dog Days of Summer Origins

Where exactly did this commonplace phase originate? Spanning from July 3rd to August 11th, these days once coincided with the year’s heliacal rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Ancient folks thought that the combined heat generated by Sirius and the Sun caused midsummer’s sweltering weather. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, except for the Sun. Under the right conditions, it can even be seen with the naked eye during the day. More...

Last Minute Summer Fun, Go Wild!

Oh yes, it’s happening. Summer is fading and back-to school prep is driving us crazy. But there is still plenty of daylight and lots of sunshine to embark on some summer fun for all ages at the zoo! Seriously, how long has it been since you went to a zoo!?! Let’s get on with it then. August 13th is Dollar Day, yeah! Take the DART Red Line straight to Dallas Zoo Station to avoid the traffic and parking. More...
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