Exall Park Tree Lighting Festival

I want to thank each of you for your continued support to make Exall Park one of the finest inner city, urban parks in Texas. Exall was 100 years young this year and has never looked better.

Our first Christmas Tree Lighting was a huge success and enjoyed by many in the neighborhood and community. The estimated crowd was 300 people in the park coming, enjoying themselves, and going at different times.

If you have not been out to the park yet, please come and enjoy the beautifully decorated trees. It was great fun and I appreciated our judges, Sharon DeGarmo and Bill Brister for selecting our winners.

  • Winning the neighborhood group tree contest was the “Bryan Place Brat Pack” team led by Ruben Ramirez.
  • Winning the commercial sponsored tree was Independent Bank.

This event could not have happened without Dale Sparrow and Jeff Lumkes. They were involved in the selection, delivery, and installation of all eight trees in the park.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Holiday Season and look forward to seeing you in the park!

Thank you so much,
Wayne

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Published on December 13, 2014

Great turnout for “It’s My Park” day

A large number of volunteers attended the Exall Park springtime spruce up on March 29th. The neighborhood had over 30 volunteers, including several new residents. The Recreation Center supplied an additional 20 volunteers, making this the largest cleanup day in years.

Participants added new plantings to the park, cleaned up many flowering beds, spread lots of mulch, and finished with some small painting jobs.

Afterwards, Wayne Smith thanked the participants on behalf of the Friends of Exall Park, and the Hickman/Weber Real Estate Group sponsored a delicious lunch prepared by “The Hamburger Man”.

It was a very successful park clean up and planting, and the City of Dallas was very proud of the results.

The event was organized by the Friends of Exall Park, who also provided tools, materials, and plantings. The Friends donate their time and money in their efforts to beautify the park, and encourage everyone in the neighborhood to participate in any capacity.

Visit the Friends online at: facebook.com/FriendsofExallPark

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Published on March 29, 2014