Fair Park

The Last Word: Spotting Big Tex’ Newly Designed Boots Truckin’ Toward Fair Park

by | Aug 23, 2023
It's going to be 106 degrees all weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth, but don't worry—fall is coming! The proof's in a viral video posted by user 23CUPS on Facebook and Instagram. There, in the next lane on the highway, an 18-wheeler is trucking gigantic Big Tex boots toward Fair Park, where the State Fair of Texas will open on September 29.
‘Historic, Creative Properties’: Developer Snaps Up 17 Buildings Near Dallas’ Fair Park
by | Jun 26, 2023
“The opportunity to acquire a significant scale of historic, creative properties spread across enough land to establish a new urban district is really compelling," said developer Evan August in the DMN.
Jurassic Quest Is Roaring Into Dallas’ Fair Park in June
Billed as the #1 dino experience in North America, Jurassic Quest will be roaring into Dallas' Fair Park June 9-11. The exhibit will include life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur rides, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities, bounce houses, inflatable attractions and more. See what's new for 2023—and how you can get in on the action.
Access and Opportunity Take Center Stage at Impact Ventures’ Inclusive Capital Summit in Dallas
The inaugeral Inclusive Capital Summit will kick off with a VIP event on May 3rd, followed by two days of inspiring keynotes from national leaders, solution-based conversations, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Check out the lineup.

Fair Park First Taps AECOM as Partner in Fair Park Capital Improvements

by | Feb 17, 2023
AECOM said it will oversee the delivery of the upcoming Community Park Complex, an expansive 18-acre greenspace that includes a 1,650-space parking structure. The firm will also partner on future projects by managing design, construction, permitting, and closeout, among other services.
Annual EarthX E-Capital Summit on Tap for April at Fair Park in Dallas
by | Jan 30, 2023
EarthX is seeking innovators and investors to participate in its 2023 EarthX E-Capital Summit April 19-22 at Fair Park in Dallas. At the summit, early-stage climate tech companies will be able to make pitches for a chance at a cash prize. There will also be discussions on investment and industry trends by leading industry professionals, investors, startups, and policymakers, EarthX said, along with curated and self-selected one-on-one networking meetings between investors, dealmakers, and innovators.
15 Developers of Color Present Affordable Housing Projects in Dallas Equitable Development Initiative Pitch
by | Nov 21, 2022
Capital Impact Partners launched the initiative in Dallas last April to unleash talent that is ready to work with local neighborhoods for uplifting solutions.

One developer is already putting finishing touches on 26 affordable homes this year.
JP Morgan Chase Community Fund.

JPMorgan Chase Awards $400K Grant to Fund TREC Neighborhood Planning Program

by | Oct 10, 2018
The PRO Neighborhoods grant will be used to create a roadmap for bolstering equitable progress in three vulnerable Dallas neighborhoods: the Forest District in Southern Dallas/Fair Park, “The Bottom” neighborhood in East Oak Cliff, and West Dallas.
Lyft Challenges DFW Residents to Ditch Their Cars for 30 Days, Announces “CAR-nival” Rides For State Fair
by | Sep 28, 2018
The #DitchYourCar program will randomly select 50 locals to participate. Those chosen will then trade their vehicles for about $600 of transportation credit.
Celebrating Earth Day Around Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Apr 19, 2018
Browse our selection of events to plan your Earth Day festivities this weekend and beyond.
life sciences
Dallas Startup Week 2018: Day 2 Roundup
Tuesday's conversations have covered everything from social entrepreneurship's role in nonprofits and inclusive leadership to tips on business growth paths and smart cities tech. 
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TREC Commits $1M to Revive Forest Theater, MLK Blvd

by | Dec 1, 2017
The Dallas Catalyst Project is a three-year commitment by The Real Estate Council Foundation to the Fair Park area of South Dallas.
TREC Announces Finalists for Dallas Catalyst Project
by | Nov 8, 2017
TREC members will vote for one of these three projects next week, Nov. 14, to be the recipient of the new three-year, $1 million grant initiative.
Dallas Strong Benefit Concert Set
for Memorial Weekend 2018
by | Jul 17, 2017
Zak Chaouki was inspired to create the Dallas Strong Music Festival after watching the news about the law enforcement deaths unfold last year.