Kiest Park Community Group
Published: 10 April 2017
Growing Community Effort
Kiest Park Community Group Neighborhood Association evolved from the original Perryton Drive Neighborhood Group, which was founded in 2008 by four women residents. In 2012, as more residents became active with the association, leadership felt a name change was in order to be more inclusive of the whole neighborhood. In the Spring of 2012, Kiest Park Community Group became an incorporated neighborhood association with the State of Texas and City of Dallas, as well as joining Heritage Oak Cliff and obtaining our 501©3 status. We have an active Crime Watch and a V.I.P./Volunteers In Patrol group.
1,440 single-family homes built from 1947 through 1953
Our neighborhood consists of approximately 1,440 single-family homes built from 1947 through 1953, in an area bounded by Hampton Road, S. Polk Street, W. Illinois Avenue and Kiest Boulevard. Kiest Park Community Group borders Kiest Park on the north and east sides, and we’re proud to be neighbors to the second largest park in the City of Dallas Park System. Several original housing editions make up the neighborhood – Clearview Estates/Clearview Park 1, 2, 3 & 4; Edgefield Heights; Summit Lawn 2; Wynnewood 4 & 5; East-O-Kiest. We surround a majority of the Summit Lawn 1 & 2 editions, which have their own neighborhood group.
At bit of the neighborhood’s development history, as published in the Dallas Morning News March 31, 1949, article by William Allen Ward:
*Note: Even though the airport ceased operating, the airport hangars remained in what is now the retail shopping area at the southeast corner of S. Hampton Road and W. Illinois Avenue. All of the roof trusses for the homes in the neighborhood were built in the airplane hangars.
From a historical Dallas Morning News article published December 13, 1949 (no author noted):
*Note: That roadway is now known as Perryton Drive, from the 2300 block on the west to the 1700 block on the east, the current full northern side length of Kiest Park.
Good neighbors and stewards
Kiest Park Community Group strives to encourage revitalization and renewal of our residential properties and community as a whole, while being good neighbors and stewards to Kiest Park. We are proud of our history and our current diverse demographics.