“North Cliff,” or North Oak Cliff, is the northeastern corner of the larger Oak Cliff community. It is bordered on the west by S. Westmoreland, the east by Interstate 30, with Interstate 35 wrapping around the east and southern tip. This section of the community encompasses the Kessler neighborhoods and the Bishop Arts District. You will find that you and your pup might stay within your pup's home territory. It is an area that fell into disrepair for a while, but over the last 20 years, has been brought back to life with trendy, urban hotspots and a young, vibrant generation looking to establish roots.
The up and coming place to be is the Bishop Arts District. At West Davis and West 7th Street, you will find several dog-friendly spots. Bolsa, Oddfellows, Tillman’s, and Tinman’s all offer outdoor seating for you and your furry friend. Watch the Texas heat in the summer and enjoy the mild spring and fall seasons.
Dallas is big and dense. To put North Cliff in perspective, Oak Cliff is the large community, North Cliff is a section of that, and within that section, there are neighborhoods. Throughout North Cliff, you and your pup will find a range of walking experiences from residential to metro. The Kessler neighborhoods are older established sections with old growth trees, residential sidewalks, and streets. The Bishop Arts District is more metro with city sidewalks and streets. Through it all, you will find a combination of flat-to-rolling terrain, depending on where you are.
There will also be a mix of artificial and natural turf that will be based on your location. You will probably find yourselves staying within your pup's neighborhood and may want to look up guides for that neighborhood to find specific unique features. Otherwise, you might want to preview your walks so you and your pup don't wear yourselves out trying to see it all.
There are many green spaces in North Cliff for you and your canine companion to check out. Starting up north, you can find Kessler Park that is home to the 1.25-mile Coombs Creek Trail.
The Oak Cliff Founders Park, a 16.1-acre park with paved trails and park amenities, is tucked right above E. Colorado and N. Zang Blvd. Sitting right below that is the Lake Cliff Park, a massive 44.5-acre park with trails, garden areas, sports fields, and courts. Lake Cliff Park is where you and your pup will find the most traffic and opportunity to meet others on a busy Saturday. The lake is not for swimming though, so enjoy the park with your pup on their leash.
Off Cedar Hill Avenue, you and your pup can find Kidd Springs Park and Recreation Center. Home to garden areas, trails, sports fields and courts, its own lake, and much more, Kidds Springs is another happening park in the area.