Volunteer Calendar



March work times: 9:00 - 11:00

  • March 3: Kiest Conservation Area
  • March 10: Kidd Springs
  • March 17: Founders Park: mulching, bed clean up
  • March  24: Free Day
  • March  31:  Lake Cliff  -  weeding, mulching, planting


  • April  6: Kiest Memorial maintenance
  • April 14: Free Day
  • April 15: Oak Cliff Earth Day 11 - 6 (sign up with Mark - mlinde001@gmail.com

  • Please wear long sleeves, closed shoes and long pants. If you have gloves bring them.
  • Please wear hats, sun block, insect repellent. 
  • FOCP will provide water, tea and snacks.
  • FOCP has tools to loan, in case of need.
  • New volunteers will need to sign a Park Dept. liability waiver which we will furnish.

Spring Quarterly Meeting

March 27 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 PM

Where: Plant Keeper 2211 N. Beckley Ave 75208 - where I-30 crosses Beckley

Program:  Texas Prairies

Our program that evening on Texas Prairies with the program being provided by the Native Prairies Association of Texas, a non-profit membership organization and land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. Light refreshments provided.

Volunteer Questions: 

Ellen Fitzsimmons -  elfitz49@gmail.com

Dallas County Master Gardeners Questions:

John Ellis - ellis7310@gmail.com

Barbara Barbie - babs2540@gmail.com

Dallas County Master Naturalists Questions:   

Jon Papp -   jonpapp@sbcglobal.net.

Wild Flower Walk

The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks FOCP will be hosting a wildflower trail walk at the Kiest Conservation Area this April. The meadow in the center of the 88 acre Conservation Area will be bursting with color that time of year. Well over 150 species of Texas native wildflowers were identified there a few years ago by the late North Texas Master Naturalist Jim Varnum. This is a great  opportunity for all to come out and see an amazingly colorful piece of native prairie, our new “Meadow Loop” Trail, and the new “in the works” parking lot and connector trail. You’ll be amazed at what we have right here in Oak Cliff. Date tbd: mid April weekend.

Park Adresses

Lake Cliff Park

300 E. Colorado Blvd. 

Park on N. Crawford St. 

Founders Park

1409 N. Zang 

Park in lot past Lake Cliff Tower on Zang.

Kiest Park

2101 W. Kiest Blvd. 

Enter off Kiest on Conservation Dr.

Kiest Conservation Area

2101 W. Kiest Blvd 

Park in Kiest Park by Memorial Garden 

entering on Conservation Drive. 

Kidd Springs Park

711 W. Canty 

Park in lot off Canty street 

east of the Recreation Center.

Kidd Springs Japanese Garden

711 W. Canty 

Park in lot off Canty street 

east of the Recreation Center.