Community meeting

Last Dreyfuss Club community meeting this week in White Rock Lake

Site of the Dreyfuss Club at White Rock Lake. Photo by Renee Umsted.

The final community meeting to discuss Dreyfuss Club’s rebuilding plans is scheduled for August 2.

At the meeting, architects from AIA Emerging Leaders Program will present the initial sketches of the new building. The design is based on feedback from the public and the Dallas Department of Parks and Recreation.

The White Rock Lake Conservancy has been discussing this project with the park department for years.

A public meeting was held in May to share an overview of the project and begin gathering community feedback. The participants were able identify amenities they would like to see on the Dreyfuss Club site, amenities such as picnic areas, bicycle parking, lounging, grilling and more.

After that, an online survey was created to reach a wider audience.

At the May meeting, District 9 park board member Maria Hasbany said the White Rock Lake Conservancy had offered to help fund the reconstruction. She also mentioned the Department of Parks matching fund program.

Planners said the reconstruction will not increase the amount of paved surfaces on the site, and if built, the building will have the same capacity as the original building, about 150.

The Dreyfuss Club, named after Dallas businessman Sol Dreyfuss, was built in 1936 for employees of the Dreyfuss & Son clothing store.

The final community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on August 2 at Winfrey Point in White Rock Lake.