​​​​​​Meet the City of Dallas Code Compliance Team

Tuesday, May 18
6:30 - 8 pm 


Join via Zoom: https://databankimx.zoom.us/j/8923130559


Program Description:
The mission of the City of Dallas Department of Code Compliance is to “promote clean, safe, enriching communities while preventing blight in Dallas Neighborhoods.” Carl Simpson has led the Department since 2019. He has implemented a new “Service First” initiative to improve the levels of customer service provided by his entire team at Code. He will also talk about resource reallocation, illegal dumping and Community Trash Off Events.

In addition to hearing from Mr. Simpson, residents who attend this event will also meet the entire Code Compliance Dept Team including:

  • Paul Ramon, Division Manager for the Neighborhood Code Division of the Department of Code Compliance Services. Paul oversees all seven (7) districts that cover the entire City of Dallas, as well as our Service First program.
  • Kashopra Rakestraw, District Manager for the Southwest Code Compliance Office. The SW Office currently consists of one (1) District Manager; two (2) Supervisors; one (1) Neighborhood Code Representative and fourteen (14) Inspectors.
  • Dennis Broadnax Jr. is an Inspector who covers Oak Park Estates and Druid Hills.​​​



City Council District 4 Runoff Candidate ForumFeaturing Carolyn King Arnold and Maxie Johnson


Tuesday, May 25

6:30 - 8 pm

Via Zoom: https://simpli-fi.zoom.us/j/97592745568

View the recording of the initial candidate forum with all candidates on Facebook: ​https://fb.me/e/16f7jIDzW 



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”. ​​

Want an OPENA T-Shirt? Only $15!

Visit the "Join Us" page on our website for an order form and to purchase your shirt. 

​2021 Sponsorships

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.

​​​​Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA) ​

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