Six ways to be all about autumn in Dallas

Six ways to be all about autumn in Dallas

Despite warm temperatures, autumn has arrived in Dallas. Looking to get in the spirit of the season? Here are some of the best ways to celebrate fall in the upcoming months.

Visit Autumn at the Arboretum – This fall tradition is a must-see exhibit in Dallas from Sept. 22 through Nov. 21. The arboretum is home to a display of over 90,000 pumpkins and over 150,000 blooming plants. Each weekend, enjoy live music as well as a variety of events for children.

Browse the Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch – Look no further to pick the perfect pumpkin this season than the Dallas Farmers Market. Every day until October 31, find more than 25 varieties of pumpkins and gourds perfect for carving or decorating at The Shed.

Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte – Head to your favorite local coffee shop for the season’s sweetest pick-me-up. Order the PSL iced while it is still warm outside but enjoy the classic fall drink hot when the temperatures drop.

Learn Successful Fall Gardening in Dallas – Now that summer has passed, are you wondering what plants will thrive in your garden into the fall and winter? Head to the White Rock Hills branch of the Dallas Public Library on Sept. 30 to learn from expert gardener Judy Meagher what you need to be planting this autumn.

Exercise in the City’s Parks & Trails – Get outside to enjoy the cooler weather and changing leaves on one of the City’s numerous walking and hiking trails, like the Katy Trail, the Cedar Ridge Preserve Trail, White Rock Lake Park Trail and more.

Enjoy the State Fair of Texas – Nothing screams fall quite like the State Fair. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Texas Innovation” and runs from Sept. 28 until Oct. 21. With entertaining performances, games and creative food options, the fair offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

 

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Public input needed for Harold Simmons Park

Public input needed for Harold Simmons Park

The City of Dallas and the Trinity Park Conservancy is seeking citizen input for the multi-phase design process for Harold Simmons Park.

Ten interactive workshops will be held throughout the month of September and October to discuss the future of the park, development processes and ways to get involved in the project. The purpose of this project it is to help shape Harold Simmons Park to become the heart of Dallas and a natural gathering space for all. Each event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.

Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 1
Sat, Sept. 15 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fish Trap Road, Dallas, TX 75212
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 2
Mon, Sept 17 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cedar Crest Golf Course, 1800 Southerland Avenue, Dallas, TX 75203
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 3
Sat, Sept. 22 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 4
Mon Sept. 24 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lake Highlands High School, 9449 Church Road, Dallas, TX 75238
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 5
Tues. Sept. 25 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S Fitzhugh Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 6
Wed Sept. 26 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Solar Preparatory School for Girls, 2617 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 7
Thurs Sept 27 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bachman Lake Recreation Center, 2750 Bachman Drive, Dallas, TX 75220
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 8
Tue Oct 2 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Jimmie Tyler Brashear Elementary School, 2959 S Hampton Rd, TX 75224
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 9
Wed Oct. 3. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
J Eric Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
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Harold Simmons Park Public Workshop 10
Thurs. Oct. 4 . 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
George Bannerman Dealey Montessori, 6501 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75230
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September is National Preparedness Month: Are you prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month: Are you prepared?

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is raising awareness for National Preparedness Month to help citizens properly prepare for emergencies. Throughout the month of September, OEM will join the national conversation to help people take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, businesses, and communities.

Disasters can occur with little or no warning and being prepared is vital for staying safe and weathering any emergency. To learn more about how to make a kit, make a plan, or stay informed visit OEM’s website or follow them on Twitter for daily updates.

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City of Dallas to celebrate National Welcoming Week

City of Dallas to celebrate National Welcoming Week

The City of Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities will celebrate National Welcoming Week from September 14 through September 23. During the week-long celebration, the Office of Welcoming Communities is encouraging citizens to attend several events that celebrate the values that unite us and help make Dallas more welcoming to newcomers and to everyone who calls Dallas home.

During National Welcoming Week, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2017, there were more than 700 events around the country. For additional information regarding Welcoming Week, contact the Office of Welcoming Communities at 214-671-5087.

Events open to the public:

Mexican Independence Day
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Main Street Garden Park
1902 Main St. Dallas Texas 75201

WET: A DACAmented Journey
Call 214-671—5087 for tickets and more info

Compassion Walk
11:30 a.m.
Walk begins at Klyde Warren Park to Thanks-Giving Square

Community Zumba
9 p.m. to 8 p.m.
White Rock YMCA
7112 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214

#MyDallasCitizenship Training
Help immigrants become U.S. Citizens
Contact 214-671-5087

Welcome Week Events

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Learn how to conserve water this fall

Learn how to conserve water this fall

City of Dallas Water Conservation is hosting several events this fall, where Dallas residents can learn how to best conserve water. Events will be held throughout October and November, so residents can attend any and all that they are interested in.

ULandscapeIT: Water Efficient Landscape Design – Oct. 13
Learn how to have the most beautiful and water efficient lawn and garden in your neighborhood! This event is put on by TAMU AgriLife’s Water University , in partnership with City of Dallas Water Conservation . Find more information and register here.

24th Annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour – Oct. 27
Are you interested in learning how to keep your lawn or garden beautiful, without using too much water? The Water-Wise Landscape Tour will show a variety of residential landscapes and demonstration gardens throughout Dallas that creatively use water-efficient plants and landscape designs. To learn more, click here.

Texas Trees – Nov. 5
This free two-hour workshop will teach residents the impact trees have in a landscape. Attendees will learn about tree selection and planting, watering practices, and how to protect trees from insects and disease. Register and learn more here.

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Fish kill detected in Dallas

Fish kill detected in Dallas

On Thursday, September 6 at about 3 p.m., City staff discovered a fish kill during a routine inspection at the Upper Chain of Wetlands adjacent to the Trinity River, west of Interstate-45 and Overton Street. The incident is currently isolated to a pond within the wetland; deceased fish have not been observed in the Trinity River itself.

Initial water quality results conducted by City staff are within acceptable ranges. The City has reported the incident to Texas Park and Wildlife and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The City of Dallas will continue to monitor the area, including water quality testing, throughout the weekend.

The public is advised to cease all fishing activities in this area until further notice. The public is encouraged to report any new observations of dead fish to 3-1-1 so that staff can respond.

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Dallas Love Field Airport to offer free Wi-Fi

Dallas Love Field Airport to offer free Wi-Fi

Dallas Love Field will launch free Wi-Fi for customers beginning September 7 after receiving approval from the Dallas City Council at its August 22 meeting.

Customers have long requested the airport expand upon its 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi. As the 31st-busiest U.S. airport in terms of passenger traffic, Love Field joins many of its peer airports in offering what has become an industry standard.

“Love Field is excited to bring this service to our customers,” Department of Aviation Director Mark Duebner said. “We have no doubt heard their requests over the past few years and are taking this step to continue our goal of leading the evolution of the airport experience.”

Customers will now have the option of a fixed-speed free Wi-Fi, but can also pay for faster Wi-Fi speeds which is a similar model to many airports across the United States. In 2017, Love Field hosted 15,723,617 passengers.

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