It’s a wrap!!!

With all the rain we had on Saturday, Lake Cliff Park managed to soak the majority up allowing vendors to easily move into their spots. Only a couple of small areas had some standing water, which we were able to cordon off, with well-placed trash cans & chairs.

Sunday was beautiful, sunny, & neither too hot or too cold. Thank you to all the vendors & the Food Trucks that participated. Many thanks to the wonderful job the Parks Department does every year in getting the park ready for us, setting up the stage area, mowing, picking up litter, etc. Their crew was cooperative, cheerful, & helpful in every way. Thank you to the Friends of Oak Cliff Park for the wonderful work they do in keeping the parks of Oak Cliff looking gorgeous & the special attention they give to Lake Cliff Park in preparation of Oak Cliff Earth Day. Their newly planted crape myrtle beds will look majestic once they grow up.

Boy Scout Troup 2012 did such a wonderful & professional job of helping vendors to their booths, setting up canopies, including figuring out how to attach sides from 1 tent to a canopy of another tent to provide a changing room for our performers. Their troop leader is Michael Ross.

A lot of hard work goes into making this community event happen every year. Our committee consists of Barbara Barbee, Anne Campbell, Tim Herfel, Stan Aten, Teresa Norton, Lenora Casmore, Lee Kelton, & Lybo Buchanan.

The Terrarium Workshop that Methodist Hospital held was a huge success. Their tables were full of kids working to create their works of living art.

Big special thanks for all of our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. Thank you goes to Dallas Park & Recreation, Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, EarthX, Edible DFW, Natural Awakenings, Dallas Sierra Club, Living Earth, The Planetary Trust of John & Margie Haley, Whole Earth, the Green Tip Guy, Dallas County Community College District, Good Space, Law Office of Domingo Garcia, Ben Macker, Budget Dumpster, Downwinders at Risk Education Fund, REI, & Rawsome Labs.

And thanks to Memnosyne for sponsoring & presenting Oak Cliff Earth Day for 2019.

For 2020, we are looking for someone to join our committee & take on the entertainment scheduling. If interested or you would like more information, please contact Lybo Buchanan at

By healing the environment,
we heal ourselves.

Run for the Environment!

There’s still time to sign up the fifth annual Green Source DFW Run for the Environment!

The 5K chip timed run will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Cliff Park, kicking off Oak Cliff Earth Day.

The 5K course encircles scenic Lake Cliff Park. Participants are also invited to walk the 1-mile course if they choose.

The event benefits, an award-winning online publication, covering environmental news in North Texas. The site features original reporting, green listings and a green event calendar. Sign up for the GreenSourceDFW newsletter to get a weekly digest of local news.



Oak Cliff Earth Day continues as People’s Earth Day

Oak Cliff Earth Day was established in 2007 by a group of Oak Cliff volunteers. What began as a small celebration has grown each year to what it is today.

After a 10-year-run, volunteers took a hiatus in 2017. Not wanting to see the popular community event end, the Memnosyne Institute, parent of GreenSourceDFW and longtime festival sponsor, took over as host in 2018.

As a result, the Memnosyne Institute merged the green fest with its annual Green Source DFW Run for the Environment.

This year, the 5th annual Green Source DFW Run for the Environment will kick off the festival at 9:30 a.m. As in past years, Oak Cliff Earth Day will feature a diverse line-up of entertainment, environmental education booths and green vendors along with food and fun for the kids.

Vendor space is still available thru March 19 for $30 for nonprofits and $55 for for-profit businesses. (It’s $55-$80 after March 19).

Dallas County and city groups can register at no charge.

Another bonus for registering before March 19: One table and two chairs will be provided at no additional charge. Those registering after the deadline must provide their own.

In addition, sponsorships are still available starting at $100. This is a great way to get your name in front of green-minded folks in North Texas. You’re also supporting our mission to promote green living, eco-friendly businesses, environmental conservation and awareness of environmental issues in North Texas. See sponsor levels and benefits.

For more information about vendor space, contact Lybo Buchanan at For information about sponsorship, contact, Wendel Withrow at 214-287-1046 or

Welcome Oak Cliff Earth Day 2019 friends

The date for Oak Cliff Earth Day (OCED) 2019 is Sunday, April 14, 2019, 11:00 to 5:00 at beautiful, historical Lake Cliff Park in Oak Cliff Texas, made available through the kindness of Dallas Park and Recreation.

The OCED committee has been hard at work to ensure this year’s event is better than ever including new entertainment, activities and educational venues. Look below for what we are planning for your day on the park.

Methods of transportation are: ride your bicycle (bike racks are located in the park), drive (there will be limited parking around the park or walk.

If you are a vendor, a reminder notice will be forthcoming with instructions on what to expect in terms of unloading your materials, locating your booth space, parking options and expectations.

Volunteers with wagons will be available to assist you to take things to your booth space.

A special thanks to the Friends of Oak Cliff Park volunteers for their tireless efforts year round in caring for the park in its many beautification projects.

Let’s make Oak Cliff Earth Day 2019 the best in our history, highlighting the uniqueness and beauty of Oak Cliff Texas.

Peace and good will….and may the earth be with you.

Your 2019 Oak Cliff Earth Day Committee