The Katy Trail is still overcrowded with unoriginal muscle people, triathletes going shirtless and $1,000 dogs, despite threats, pleas, warnings and even the social-distancing police (literally the police telling everyone to spread out).
The City of Dallas devised an alphabetical plan in the latest attempt to keep the Katy Trail sparse.
But here in Oak Cliff, we’ve noticed more people than usual using some of the trails we suggested recently, because y’all know what is up.
If you’re a fully clothed and self-assured couch-sitter who adopts your pets from rescue groups, then you don’t need the Katy Trail! There are so many other places to get outdoors in Dallas.
Cemeteries, for example.
Some people will think it’s weird to hang out in a cemetery, and this suggestion is not for them!
If you’re still with us, Oak Cliff has fascinating cemeteries that are worth your attention.
The best one, my favorite, is the Oak Cliff Cemetery on West Eight Street, across from Townview High School. This is the oldest public cemetery in Dallas, established in 1846, and it’s always been open to everyone, regardless of race or religion.
Here you will find grand tombstones for people we’ve named streets and highways and buildings after. Are you “bored”? Try putting some of their names into google! That’ll waste an afternoon. Believe me.
You can’t go to an art museum right now, but you can come here and see 150-year-old hand-carved tombstones for people who died in the 19th century.
Three more cemeteries you should visit:
Western Heights Cemetery in West Dallas is where Clyde Barrow and family are buried.
Oakland Cemetery in South Dallas is the second-best cemetery in Dallas. It was established in 1892.