• Bob Ikel Named WKNAI Chairman and Co-founder

    The West Kessler Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce the election of Bob Ikel as Chairman and Co-founder of the West Kessler Native Arbor Initiative.  Mr. Ikel will provide leadership for carrying out the initiative’s mission to make neighborhoods, surrounding West Kessler, more attractive, healthy places to live; particularly in

  • West Kessler Yard of the Month | June 2017

    Each month, a resident of the West Kessler neighborhood is eligible for Yard of the Month. The Yard of the Month Program recognizes and supports our WKNA neighbors who demonstrate exceptional efforts to maintain and improve their property in a manner that contributes to the overall appearance of the community at large. Shane and Teresa at 711

  • New Addition to Annie Stevens Park

    We are proud to welcome the newest addition to the neighborhood, the water fountain at Annie L. Stevens Park. The fountain is proudly supported by the West Kessler Neighborhood Association, Stevens Park Estates Neighborhood Association, North Oak Cliff Greenspace, and made possible in part by a grant from the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League.

  • 2017 Energy-Saving Trees Program Opens

    Free shade trees available to all homeowners in Oncor service territory For the sixth straight summer, Oncor is offering all homeowners in its service territory two free shade trees as part of the Energy-Saving Trees program in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. When visiting ArborDay.org/Oncor, customers can use an online mapping

  • Preservation Town Hall

    Preservation Town Hall Tuesday, June 20th, 6:30 pm Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S. Windomere (at 12th Street) Moderator – Rachel Stone, Oak Cliff Advocate Panel – The Honorable Scott Griggs, Dallas City Council Mark Doty, Chief Planner, CIty of Dallas Historic Preservation Dept. Monte Anderson, Options Real Estate Bob

  • Water-Wise Landscape Tour

    The 23rd annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour is open to all landscapes of Dallas Water Utilities customers. The Water-Wise Landscape Tour is co-sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities and the Dallas County Master Gardener Association, Inc.  • The tour will feature landscapes (back yard landscapes may be included at the

  • West Kessler Fundraising

    Well, it’s that time of year again for us to ask for your support in keeping West Kessler one of the most active and organized neighborhood associations in the North Oak Cliff area. Through voluntary, tax-deductible donations, the Association is able to operate a broad array of social and charitable

  • Great Neighbor Award

    Great neighborhoods are the cornerstone of a great community and the West Kessler Neighborhood Association is proud to recognize and honor our residents who go out of their way to improve and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood. As part of our continued effort to better our community, the

  • West Kessler Yard of the Month | May 2017

    Each month, a resident of the West Kessler neighborhood is eligible for Yard of the Month. The Yard of the Month Program recognizes and supports our WKNA neighbors who demonstrate exceptional efforts to maintain and improve their property in a manner that contributes to the overall appearance of the community at large. Brad and Loyd at 926

  • Grape Expectations!

    Celebrating 15 Years since Incorporation as Twelve Hills Nature Center! May 13, 2017 at 7:00pm

  • David Weekley Homes Development Update

    David Weekley Homes will commence land work this Thursday 5/11, weather permitting. WARNING: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, due to safety concerns, DO NOT enter the site for any reason. Stephanie Engwall, WKNA Development Oversight Committee Chair, is your point of contact; please contact her with your questions or concerns, as she’ll be

  • Greenspace Water Fountain

    The water fountain that we paid for with Greenspace and SPENA should be installed within a couple of weeks.

  • Join WKNAI for Earth Day 2017

    West Kessler Native Arbor Initiative (WKNAI), in cooperation with the University of North Texas and the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAER), has free native trees available for planting on Earth Day. Grown from seeds collected from the Great Trinity Forest, they have been nurtured the last 3 years by

  • Give feedback on Alamo Manhattan’s Street Closure Plan

    On March 29, key leaders from neighborhood stakeholder organizations attended a meeting at Eno’s Pizza Tavern in order to discuss the Alamo Manhattan construction project. Specifically, the attendees discussed the best way to handle upcoming utility work to be conducted in Davis Street associated with the project. After significant discussion

  • The Solicitor’s Season

    As of January 22, 2014, the Dallas City Council passed an ordinance requiring anyone soliciting within the city limits of Dallas to register with and obtain a solicitor’s permit from the City of Dallas. The only exceptions to this ordinance would be charitable and non-profit organizations. The City of Dallas

  • Zoo Day

    Zoo Day 2017 is just around the corner! Mr. Griggs and several of his fellow Councilmembers have partnered to invite residents of their districts to enjoy free entry at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday, April 22.  We hope you’ll join us!

  • West Kessler Native Arbor Initiative

    The West Kessler Neighborhood Association is delighted to announce the introduction of the West Kessler Native Arbor Initiative. Due to the generosity of Bob Ikel and Aaron Schad, we have been given approximately 30 3-year-old trees to distribute on an annual basis, in the Spring. We will have our inaugural

  • Got a Bright Idea for a Grant?

    Have a way to better our community?  Got a bright idea?  The WKNA Board of Directors is asking for your help.   The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League has opened this year’s grant process and we need your input.  Hit us with your ideas about ways we can better our

  • Dallas Budget Survey

    The City of Dallas is asking citizens to voice their opinions about several important budget issues, from infrastructure improvements to animal services by completing a quick survey of six questions. The information collected in the survey will be provided to the City Council for their consideration in the budget development

  • The Spring Symposium: Making Oak Cliff Even Better

    Oak Cliff continues to evolve into a strong and diverse urban community. This is due not only to its one-of-a-kind natural beauty and aesthetic, but also due to the diverse group of citizens that remain fully engaged and empowered within the community. Keeping Oak Cliff real means protecting and maintaining

  • Save the Dates for Our Mardi Gras Events

    Mark your calendars and get ready for Mardi Gras with West Kessler! Start the weekend on Friday (2/24) at 6 pm with a Mardi Gras themed Wine Down at the home of Tray and Lynn.  Then, get some rest and get started early on Sunday (2/26), cause we are meeting

  • 2nd Annual Rosemont Bison Garage Sale on April 22

    Help DLAC (Dual Language Action Committee) create a scholarship fund by purchasing a spot for your sale. Join Rosemont for their 2nd Annual Community Garage Sale on April 22nd at 8am. DLAC is collecting donated items for them to sell and keep all proceeds from those donated items. If a

  • Evan Engwall | Teacher of the Year at Central Elementary School

    West Kessler Neighborhood Association‘s own Evan Engwall has been named Teacher of the Year at Central Elementary School! Evan is a math teacher at Central Elementary that serves the at-risk students in the math center. He is admired for reaching out to ALL students at Central. He organized and operates

  • Final Count Needed for Mardi Gras Parade

    Well, it’s that time again! The Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade is on Sunday, February 26th at 4 PM. The construction of our custom-made parade float has been completed and Now is the time to reserve your spot. As in previous years, and in true Mardi Gras fashion, all riders