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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”.
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 26, 2021
9 am - 1 pm
Location (Zoom access available upon request):
Dallas Executive Airport (Neil Armstrong Room in Business Center)
5303 Challenger Drive
Dallas, TX 75237
The Citizens Code Academy is an opportunity to become aware of the core functions and services provided by the City of Dallas Code Compliance Department. The Academy seeks to promote clean and safe neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by creating and maintaining strong partnerships between citizens' organizations and Code Compliance Services.
This is a 4-hour class that is free for participants. All interested residents of nearby neighborhoods, especially those served by the Southwest Division on West Illinois, are welcome to sign up. Topics include:
If you are a long-time resident of Dallas, the Citizen Academy will give you a fresh perspective on the current issues facing the city and will empower you to become more engaged in keeping our neighborhoods clean and safe! At the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony at the training center with certificate presentations and photographs. For more information, please contact Tom Forsyth, OPENA President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicole Meyers, Training Manager, at email@example.com or 214-670-9710.
Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
6:30 - 8 pm
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church (and via Zoom)
1302 W. Kiest Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75224
1. Chief Eddie Garcia, the new Chief of Police of the Dallas Police Department will talk about his few months as police chief and his vision and plans to improve the department and public safety in Dallas. He will also answer questions from residents.
2. Officers Wohlwend and Lozano of the Southwest Division Neighborhood Patrol Office will provide an update on crime stats for our neighborhoods during the past 2-3 months
3. Dianne Edwards, Crime Watch Chair for the Sunset Hills Neighborhood Association, will give an overview of the online tools to report on & monitor crimes in our area.
4. OPENA Crime Watch Chair Corey Miles will give an update on the OPENA Volunteer in Patrol (VIP) program.
5. Dennis Broadnax, our Neighborhood Code Representative (NCR) will tell us about the recent code activity and issues in our neighborhood.
If you have any questions for Chief Garcia and the officers from the Neighborhood Patrol Office, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 19.
Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA)
OPENA has new sponsors for 2021. 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.
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