Elder Oaks Civic Association
Published: 10 April 2017
Originally a part of Elderwoods, the neighborhoods split at some point creating 2 associations. The boundaries are Camp Wisdom at the South, Hampton at the West, Elderoaks Lane at the North and East (Elderoaks runs from Hampton to Camp Wisdom).
Elderoaks was a designed by Home Builder Bill Page in the late 1960's. Nestled among towering oak trees at the Northeast corner of Hampton and Camp Wisdom, our neighborhood is home to some of Southern Oak Cliff's premier houses. Many of the homes back up to the Golf Club of Dallas, formerly known as the Oak Cliff Country Club. The neighborhood is comprised predominately of 1960's Ranch and Traditional style homes, with an occasional Mid-Century Modern thrown in for good measure. Every home in Elderoaks was custom built for the first owners and the uniqueness of each home can still be seen today.
The Elderoaks Civic Association is the Neighborhood Association for the area. It hosts events each year which includes a Summer Cookout, National Night Out and a Holiday Party. While the Civic Association puts on several events each year, the neighborhood is most known for its dazzling display of Holiday Lights. Typically, more than 90% of homes participate, using lights to turn the dark neighborhood into a Winter Wonderland each night from mid December to early January. In 2016, the neighborhood partnered with the City of Dallas Mayor' Star Council and the nearby Oak Cliff Family YMCA to offer horse-drawn hay rides through the lit neighborhood and hot chocolate to attendees of the Annual Holiday Party.