Easter in Lee Park, an event known for its colorful parade of pooches, is canceled this year. New requirements by the City of Dallas, including fencing the park perimeter, security, and permits, have driven the cost to produce Easter in Lee Park to a total of $25,000. A level no longer sustainable by the Association without help from the public. They sent out emails and posted on their website to ask for the community’s help because the Cedar Springs Merchant Association took a loss on it last year and cannot continue to make it free to public with these higher city fees. Continue reading “Easter in Lee Park is canceled?”
It seems Easter in the Park this year went off well without the weather being too bad. It may not have been the Summertime warmth we hoped for but it was still a beautiful day out with the lgbt family, friends, and dogs. This event is great for Dallas because it is similar to the Dolores Park one in San Francisco and brings us all together for a day outside of the offices and clubs. The Easter in the Park and Pooch Parade this year was presented by the Paw Spa at ilume and The Petropolitan held on Sunday, March 31. Judging from Facebook there were around 500 people who were attending which seems a bit slower than previous years. From small sized pooches to large dalmatians in the parade it was a great time! Continue reading “Easter in the Park 2013 Photos”
<PLEASE SHARE! It looks like a community event cannot be organized with some sort of drama involved. Turtle Creek Association has moved the date for Easter in the park from Easter, to the weekend before. This event has remained unchanged for years, yet this year they are changing it to be more “family friendly” citing that people have family events to attend on Easter Sunday. I understand and respect this decision, however, I do take some issue with it.
Easter in the Park has become much more for many people than simply a local event in a park. It has become a place for people without family around, or for people who cannot travel to their family to get together and have fun on a day when family is important. Think of it as a gathering of second families. While the official date has been changed to April 17th 2011, there is a separate event that has been organized for people to attend on the actual date of Easter. While the second date will not contain the official pooch parade that many look forward too, I still urge people to attend on Easter.
Bring your dog, dress it up, and lets show the Turtle Creek Association that they are out of touch with the people. Moving dates can have a significant impact on attendance to this event, and could very well kill the event. Lets continue the tradition, on Easter day, and hopefully, they will come to their senses and next year we can rejoin the official Easter in the Park on the date it is supposed to take place. Easter.