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”.
The Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA) has decided to postpone our March General Meeting and Program on the Oak Cliff Food Deserts until further notice due to current health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). We will make plans to reschedule this important event as soon as the immediate health crisis has passed. At this time, we ask that you follow the Prevention guidelines in the charts (presented in both English and Spanish) to protect you and your families. Please also let us know if you are aware of any resident(s) with special needs during this time. Both OPENA and the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church (where we meet) would like to help address any needs that arise, whether it involves going to the pharmacy, grocery shopping, or just checking in on someone. It is our fervent hope that by encouraging our residents to stay safe and to take these precautionary measures, things will soon return to normal.
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Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association (OPENA)
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.
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