Teenagers hang out in Kiest Park in the 1960s

Teenagers hang out in Kiest Park in the 1960s

Remember when the Jaycees put on a fireworks show at Kiest Park every Fourth of July?

They stopped sometime in the early ’80s, and Oak Cliff hasn’t had a sanctioned fireworks show since (although there is plenty of unsanctioned action).

This Advocate story from May 2010 remembers the old days of Kiest Park, which also was the main hangout for Oak Cliff teenagers beginning in the 1930s and is still one of Oak Cliff’s greatest assets.