Should the Kessler Park steps be restored?

Kessler Park steps: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Kessler Park steps: Photo by Danny Fulgencio

A shaded stone stairway built in the early 1920s connects pedestrians from Kessler Parkway to Canterbury Court. But the steps have been hidden by overgrowth and mostly out of use since the ’60s of ’70s.

Now neighbors are trying to raise money and support to reopen the steps, an original part of Kessler Park, which they say are a convenient way to traverse the neighborhood.

We first wrote about the steps in the November Advocate. Homeowners with property adjacent to the steps have opposed efforts to reopen the steps. But the City Attorney found that individual homeowners don’t own the steps. They’re on city property.

Neighbors recently created a website with tons of information about the steps and their fight to reopen them. Anyone can help or donate.

By |2015-08-03T08:06:45-05:00August 3rd, 2015|News, Parks & Trails, Preservation|4 Comments

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  1. […] Dallas Morning News ran a very thorough story about the Kessler steps. Neighbors have raised about $7,000 toward the effort of restoring the steps, whose ownership, at […]

  2. scott sura August 14, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    My dog and I walked, crawled, muscled up those steps and yes, they need work.
    I’m ready to clear the path ASAP.
    It would be a great addition to the neighborhood.
    Scott Sura

  3. Lolotehe August 5, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    Seeing as how no one who walks up and down Edgefield knows which side of the road to walk on, yeah, they should re-open the steps.

  4. bill August 4, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Absolutely they were originally part of the neighborhood and would add to the charm, livability, character and value of the area

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