Fair Park

NASA Is Inviting You to Watch the April 8 Total Solar Eclipse at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas

by | Feb 29, 2024
The free "Sun, Moon, and You" event at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas' Fair Park will offer a sky-side seat of an amazing total solar eclipse (fingers crossed for clear skies). Scientists and astronomers will be taking the stage along with space explorer characters from the PBS show "Ready, Jet, Go."
$140M Cotton Bowl Renovations Help Fair Park Keep Texas-OU Game Through 2036
by | Dec 7, 2023
An ongoing voter-approved renovation of the Cotton Bowl has helped spur UT and OU to continue their historic rivalry at Fair Park for years to come. The teams have been playing each other at the stadium since 1929.
Green Space Visionary Arun Agarwal Embarks on Second Term as Dallas Park Board President
by | Oct 27, 2023
Dallas business leader Arun Agarwal's executive eye and passion for parks has driven strategic green space projects spurring growth and community. Milestones under his Dallas Park and Recreation Board leadership include Harwood Park, Parkdale Lake Park, Southern Gateway Park, the Cedar Crest Preserve land donation, and more.
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.

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.
Founder of Uncle Nearest Whiskey Brand to Headline Impact Ventures’ First Inclusive Capital Summit
by | Feb 27, 2023
Fawn Weaver, a bestselling author, investor, entrepreneur, and the first Black woman to be founder and CEO of a major spirits brand, will headline the May 3-5 event. “The Inclusive Capital Summit will bring solution-based conversations to the forefront, equipping our community and business leaders with the knowledge, network and platform to carry their work forward," says Impact Ventures' Benjamin J. Vann.
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.

New Renderings Offer Glimpse of Community Park Complex Coming to Fair Park

by | Jan 12, 2023
Slated to open in 2025, the complex is the first step to putting the "Park" back in Fair Park, says Fair Park First, Dallas Park and Recreation's management partner that oversees day-to-day operations at Fair Park. The 18-acre Community Park Complex will feature Wi-Fi, water play, an outdoor performance stage, a dog park, outdoor cafes, exercise equipment, and inclusive playgrounds.
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.
The Last Word: Craig Davis of VisitDallas on Voters Approving New Convention Center with I-30 Deck Park
In the November 8 election, Dallas voters approved a plan to build a new $1.2 billion Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center that will include a deck park over I-30, connecting the complex with The Cedars neighborhood south of downtown. Voters also approved $300 million for renovations and repairs to the Cotton Bowl and several iconic buildings across Fair Park. 
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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.

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.
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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. 
Vignette Art Fair Seeking Female Artists For 2nd Event
by | Jan 22, 2018
The Fair Park event seeks to promote Texas female artists by showcasing their paintings, sculptures, videos, and performance art.
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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.