Kessler proper is a group of neighborhoods in the greater Oak Cliff community. Several neighborhoods combine to make up this area including Kessler Park, Kessler Highlands, Kessler Park Estates, Kessler Squares, East Kessler Park, West Kessler, and Kessler Plaza. The area is generally agreed upon as being from Highway 30 to the north to North Beckley Avenue to the east, West Davis Street to the south, and west to North Hampton Road.
The Texas summer heat can be something to contend with when walking your furry friend. Opt for early morning walks to keep your cool. Mild weather in the remaining three seasons makes for pleasant walks all day long. Find your way to Davis Street and enjoy Bolsa, a dog-friendly establishment that welcomes your pup with outdoor dining. Cafe Brazil on North Bishop is also dog-friendly and will even offer your pup a bowl of water to stay hydrated and cool!
The residential areas of the Kessler community have slower automotive speeds, but both front and rear garage entries that require you to pay close attention to the changing traffic patterns. You and your pup will enjoy the sidewalk experience with old growth trees that provide shade cover for your walks. Carry water for you and your pup and plan to pick up any waste.
The Kessler community has several parks that provide the greenways in the neighborhood. To the west is the Stevens Park Golf Course and Annie Stevens Park, a nicely shaded park that is popular with families. You and your pup will encounter the neighborhood's children at this park, so enjoy it with your pup on a leash!
The Twelve Hills Nature Center just to the south is a dog-friendly center that allows you to walk your dog through with the assumption that you will keep them on a leash and clean up after them. Alternatively, Kidds Spring Park to the east is another destination park in the neighborhood with walking trails throughout. Several park amenities like sports fields, picnic areas, and a playground make this a popular place to meet other dog walkers.
Another destination is Kessler Parkway to the north just near Highway 30. It runs along Coombs Creek and has a multi-use concrete walking trail.