If you want to find a secluded neighborhood to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dallas proper, East Kessler Park is it. The borders of the neighborhood are Sylvan Avenue, North Beckley Avenue, West Colorado Boulevard, and the I-30 Tom Landry Freeway. The large Methodist Medical Center sits in the southeast corner. This is an old neighborhood, established in 1937, with one of the oldest masonry structures in Dallas County incorporated into one of the homes.
While you won’t find any restaurants or businesses to check out with your pup in this strictly residential neighborhood, you won’t miss them. This is nature-meets-city in the best way possible. Many of the homes are built to blend in with the natural surroundings. Plan for temperatures to rise into the 90s or over 100 degrees in the summer. Get out and enjoy the other three seasons as they are mild and are perfect for long walks with your pup.
Nature-meets-city is the theme of this neighborhood. The homes are big and bold, but somehow, the developers have tamed the brick and stone to blend in with nature. This will be an awesome walk for you and your furry friend. Take some time to get to know the neighborhood as you and your pup will be met with natural, rolling hills that can tire inexperienced walkers and pups.
An amazing mix of natural and artificial terrain runs through the neighborhood. Old growth trees hide homes and driveways, so visibility is important for you and your furry friend. Some streets have sidewalks, some don’t, and some have wide paths and some narrow. Closer to the Methodist Hospital, you will find heavier automotive traffic and will want to be very cautious traversing this area. It never hurts to wear reflective clothing and fit your pup with reflective gear when you are in a diverse area.
Green abounds in East Kessler Park. The neighborhood proper is a wonderful combination of green spaces making way for development. Most of the green space inside the neighborhood will be private yards. It will be hard to tell when you are walking near a home sometimes as some of the homes are set back off and hidden by natural growth and old growth trees.
At the very north of the neighborhood, you will find the Coombs Creek Trail. 1.25 miles of asphalt trail runs from Stevens Park Golf Course to Kessler Parkway. The trail is used for biking, skating, and walking. Yes, there is a creek too, complete with bamboo on its shores! This is a great place to spot some small wildlife. Keep a tight hold on your pup's leash if they are prone to a merry chase! Meet up with some other dog walkers and enjoy the planned paths through this awesome neighborhood.