New Pavilion and Parking Lot for Lakeland Hills Park

City Leaders, Park Board and Ferguson Road Initiative Community Break Ground on New Pavilion and Parking Lot for Lakeland Hills Park.   On March 25, 2017 the Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Far East Dallas communities of Claremont, Hillridge, Lakeland Hills, and White Rock Village broke ground at Lakeland Hills Park (2600 St. Francis) on a new pavilion and parking lot. As...

More Than 225 Volunteers Participate in Litter Clean Up Event

Our March 4, 2017 Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up Event was a terrific success. See the attached PDF report for full details. Key Underwriter:Young Chevrolet Key Sponsors:Councilperson Tiffinii A. Young, District 7Councilperson Mark Clayton, District 9St. Rep. Eric Johnson, District 100 Key Partners:City of DallasDallas Police DepartmentWalgreens Key Friends:Elliott's...

FRI Conducts Semi-Annual Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, February 6, FRI conducted our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. This meeting included the election of new Board Members, introduction of Dallas City Manager T. C. Broadnax, and progress in implementation of area land use plans and of the WRH Community Recreation Center. If you missed the meeting, CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the presentation.

Demolition Begins, Making Way for White Rock Hills Park

The first set of 2 apartment complexes to be demolished along Highland Road to make way for positive change. The site preparation for the White Rock Hills Park and future site of the Community Recreation Center, and hopefully an urban farm! Stay tuned!

Giving Thanks For Giving Back

UPDATE, JANUARY 2017: FRI exceeded our $10,000 Year End Gift Campaign goal by raising $10,005 from 33 generous donors. Many thanks to the supporters of FRI. As you spend time with your loved ones reflecting on the blessings of 2016, we hope you will also reflect on the profound work of FRI. We encourage you to support our good work in Far East Dallas where we are continuing to...

NTGD 2016 – FRI by the Numbers

Here are the updated results of the giving to FRI on North Texas Giving Day 2016: Special thanks to the McDonalds at I-30 and Jim Miller for their support! This community support on NTGD enabled FRI to qualify for and receive a $11,500 challenge grant led by McDonalds (at I-30 and Jim Miller), along with seven (7) other supporters . Together, this bring FRI’s preliminary donation total on Sept....

FRI conducts their Fall Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, September 19, FRI conducted our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. This meeting focused largely on planning and progress toward realization of the WRH Community Recreation Center. If you missed the meeting, CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the presentation.

Uplift Breaks Ground for New Elementary

Dallas based Charter School operator Uplift Education broke ground on August 8 on their Uplift White Rock Hills Preparatory School at 7203 Ferguson Road. Uplift currently operates 17 campuses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. This new campus will be a $6MM K-5th Grade Elementary School. Finally, the FRI community has a positive landmark at our gateway that will serve our community with quality...

FRI Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up Outcomes Report

On Saturday, February 27, FRI held our annual Operation Beautification Litter Clean Up event.  It was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun.  Below is our outcomes report: Key Underwriter:  Young Chevrolet Key Sponsor:  Councilperson Mark Clayton, District 9 Key Partners:  Walgreens, St. Rep. Eric Johnson’s Office (District 100),...

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

Doctors Hospital Donates to Ferguson Road Initiative

“Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake increased its Founder’s Circle membership commitment to the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) from $1,000 to $10,000 this year.” “As the health care provider in East Dallas and the largest employer in the area, it is important to Doctors Hospital to partner with groups like FRI who are tirelessly working to improve all aspects of Far East...