The Oak Cliff Founders Way

“Sculpture Trail Will Recognize Neighborhood Trailblazers.”

The North Oak Cliff Greenspace (NOCG), a 501c3 charitable organization, announced a major initiative to honor some of the Founding Fathers of Oak Cliff by building and installing a Creek Trail, the Oak Cliff Founders Way. The first sculpture will be that of George Kessler, the prodigious landscape architect and city planner for whom Kessler Park is named. Kessler is often cited as one of the most influential leaders of Dallas. Among his many other accomplishments, he created the Kessler Plan that was the first to call for the building of levees around the Trinity River, creating Union Station, realigning Dallas’ streets and creating a series of connected parks and boulevards. He was also instrumental in redesigning Fair Park.

Kessler’s visionary impact on Dallas community leaders inspired them to name the Kessler Park neighborhood after him.

The first sculpture will be a joint venture of the Kessler Neighbors United and NOCG. Future plans call for additional statues along the Coombs Creek Trail that runs throughout North Oak Cliff from the Trinity River to Hampton Road. The trail will eventually extend to Pinnacle Park.

“We believe our neighborhoods deserve a series of landmarks throughout North Oak Cliff and West Dallas that recognizes those visionary leaders who helped create and cultivate our unique communities. We feel the Founders Way will highlight the sense of space, history and community that represents the spirit of our neighborhoods,” said Bob Stimson, Founders Way Committee Chair for North Oak Cliff Greenspace.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels.  Each level, depending on donation amount, allows the donor to choose how they would like their contribution to be applied and recognized.  All donors will be recognized on the NOCGS website and thru media outreach efforts.

Artist Sponsor – $10,000 – Applicable to a specific location or to the program in general. Recognition available on a plaque at the location, and on the NOCGS commemorative rock on the Coombs Creek Trail and on the Stevens Park Centennial Clock. Website / Facebook recognition. Recognition at Art Event. Top recognition at annual NOCGS sponsor party. Foursome in the annual NOCGS golf tournament.You will also get to meet the artist!

Gold Sponsor – $5,000 – Applicable to a specif ic location or to the program in general. Recognition available on a plaque at the location, and on the NOCGS commemorative rock on the Coombs Creek Trail or on the Stevens Park Centennial Clock. Website / Facebook recognition. Recognition at Art Event. Recognition at annual NOCGS sponsor party. Foursome in the annual NOCGS golf tournament.

Silver Sponsor – $2,500 – Applicable to a specific location or to the program in general. Recognition available on a plaque at the location. Website / Facebook recognition. Recognition at Art Event. Recognition at annual NOCGS sponsor party.

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 – Applicable to a specific location or to the program in general. Recognition available on a plaque at the location. Website / Facebook recognition. Recognition at Art Event.

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