Our Home. Our Roots. Our Family.

Mission: The Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA) provides a forum and active support group for the residents of both Oak Park Estates and Druid Hills in order to make our neighborhoods a safer, more attractive, and better place to live.

History: Development of Oak Park Estates began in 1954 and Druid Hills in 1955. Druid Hills was developed by A.B. McDaniel and Oak Park Estates was developed by Vernon and James Smith, brothers who were local architects, and developers. Oak Park Estates was marketed simply as “Oak Cliff’s finest neighborhood”.

Today:Oak Park Estates has approximately 570 homes and Druid Hills has about 290 homes. The area is beautifully complimented by rolling terrain, a creek and towering trees. Oak Park Estates and Druid Hills are "hidden treasures" in Dallas and both are within walking distance to Kiest Park, one of Dallas' largest public park facilities. It is only a 10-minute commute to Downtown Dallas, which makes it very convenient to the central business corridor. The area is still one of Oak Cliff’s hidden treasures as Dallas “pocket neighborhoods”. ​​

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Next General Meeting - Where's The Food?

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CT

​Zoom link: https://simpli-fi.zoom.us/j/2654136542?pwd=YmQ4Rm96RlE1V2l5UTZaYzI5RWFqQT09

Meeting ID: 265 413 6542

Password: OPENA​​

Phone dial-in: 346-248-7799

Program Description:  Our program will look at the Oak Cliff food deserts and the disparities in accessibility to healthy food choices between our community in Southern Dallas and the rest of the city.  The program will explore the efforts of FEED Oak Cliff attract or build quality grocery stores in our area. The presenter will share useful information on the location of various types of stores providing quality and healthy choices for families in our neighborhoods! The program will also address ways that workers whose livelihoods have been negatively impacted by the pandemic can find low cost yet healthy food sources to sustain their families.​

Presenter Bio: Anga L. Sanders is a native of Marshall, TX.  She came to Dallas to study at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees. During her career in Human Resources, Anga has worked at a variety of Fortune 500 companies.  She now serves as CEO of Global HR Solutions LLC, a human resource outsourcing and consulting firm that provides HR services both domestically and globally. Anga founded FEED Oak Cliff to help bring higher quality grocery stores and restaurants into the Dallas Food Deserts. She also founded Dallas VegFest, our annual festival of nutrition and healthy living. Additionally, she serves as the President of Kiest Forest Estates Neighborhood Association, and on a variety of other local committees and community projects. When not busy with work, her committee work and community service, she works to feed the homeless and enjoys travel.

 Visit FEED Oak Cliff for more details on the great work they do at: http://feedoakcliff.com/

​2020 Sponsorships

OPENA has new sponsors for 2020. Check out the "Our Sponsors" page and be sure to tell the local business owners you heard about them through the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association.

Serving the Oak Park Estates & Druid Hills Neighborhoods - Better Together!

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