Cedar Crest

Building pathways to hope in partnership with the community

Cedar Crest

Restoring the Heart of the Community

We purchased the Cedar Crest Community Center, a 50-year staple of the South Oak Cliff community, previously owned by The Salvation Army. This eight-acre property includes a 20,000-square-foot community center, a 4,000-square-foot church building, and a full-size football and baseball field. The center is surrounded by over 17,000 neighbors, including more than 1,000 teens and children who attend the elementary and high schools within a quarter mile.

There is significant demand from the South Oak Cliff neighborhood for this community center, and it is a premier destination for supportive activities like sports and enrichment for South Oak Cliff and the broader Southern Dallas community.

A $15 million capital campaign began in January 2021 to restore this important asset to Cedar Crest and the broader South Oak Cliff community. Major gifts from CBRE, Veritex Bank, The Rees-Jones Foundation, Rowling Foundation, Kershaws Challenge, Meredith and Scottie Scheffler and others made this possible.

What’s on-site?

  • Veritex Bank (1 of 2 bank branches in the area)
  • Basketball Gym (full court; divider allows 2 youth basketball games simultaneously)
  • Lightpath Health Clinic
  • Mental Health Clinic
  • Afterschool Programming
  • Sports Leagues and Programs (Youth and Adult)
  • Fitness Room
  • Golf Simulator (also supports other sports and STEM learning)
  • Kitchen
  • Board Room (ability to host corporate gatherings)
  • Classrooms
  • Convening spaces
  • Prayer and Worship space
  • Football Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Baseball Field
  • Locker room facilities

Join Us

Together, we can come alongside this community to show them that they are not forgotten. Together, we can invest in this neighborhood to help raise up healthy, literate children, strengthen families, and develop independent adults. Together, we can see Cedar Crest thrive.

Contact us if you want to support the work or tour the facilities! Contact Us Today

Latest Updates

Summer Activities: COVID Style

Summer Activities: COVID Style

Our team is throwing an audible for our summer camp! We had been planning to host the neighborhood kids in our community centers this summer, but…

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