Sculpture Trail Will Recognize Neighborhood Trailblazers

North Oak Cliff Greenspace (NOCG), a 501c3 charitable organization, announced a major initiative to honor some of the Founding Fathers of Oak Cliff by building and installing a series of bronze sculptures along the Coombs Creek Trail. It will be named “The Oak Cliff Founders Way.”

The first sculpture will be that of George Kessler, the prodigious landscape architect and city planner who, among his many other accomplishments, designed the Kessler and Stevens Park Communities. The first sculpture will be a joint venture of the Kessler Neighbors United and NOCG. Future plans will call for additional statues along the Coombs Creek Trail that runs throughout North Oak Cliff from the Trinity River to Hampton Road. The trail will eventually extend to Pinnacle Park.

“We believe our neighborhoods deserve a series of landmarks throughout North Oak Cliff and West Dallas that recognizes those visionary leaders who helped create and cultivate our unique communities. We feel the Founders Way will highlight the sense of space, history and community that represents the spirit of our neighborhoods,” said Bob Stimson, Founders Way Committee Chair for North Oak Cliff Greenspace.

Funding will be derived from donors, and donor recognition will incorporate site plaques at various landmark locations, coupled with social media and website placements Click here to view donor levels or visit nocgreenspace.org. You can also contact Cindy Pierce, KNU’s Representative for NOCG, at beautification@kesslerneighborsunited.org.

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