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Where is Fair Park?

Fair Park is located in South Dallas, just minutes east of Downtown. Offices for Fair Park First and OVG360, managers of Fair Park, are located at 3809 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210.

What is Fair Park?

Fair Park is a 277-acre recreational, educational, and entertainment complex located in Dallas, Texas. Fair Park is registered as a Dallas Landmark and a National Historic Landmark that is the home of the State Fair of Texas, museums, Cotton Bowl Stadium, an outdoor amphitheater, the Music Hall at Fair Park (Broadway shows, ballet, opera), and over one thousand events each year. Many of the buildings were constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936. For more history about Fair Park, please visit the timeline on the history page.

When was it founded?

Fair Park opened in 1886 with what was called the Dallas State Fair and became a world-known park in 1936 when it hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Texas Republic. 

How do I get to Fair Park?

There are plenty of ways to get to Fair Park! For a full list of ways and directions on getting to Fair Park, please visit the Directions page.

What is Fair Park First?

Fair Park First is a non-profit organization created to oversee the management and stewardship of Fair Park. As part of its mission, Fair Park First, through its Board Members and monthly Board meetings, will serve as the Manager responsible for preserving and revitalizing Fair Park. As an organization, Fair Park First’s primary goals are to improve this world-class park, entertainment and cultural campus, and the community’s access to it. To learn more about Fair Park First, head to fairparkfirst.org.

Are there jobs available at Fair Park?

We are always looking for hard-working, smiling faces to join our Fair Park staff! For current openings, please visit the employment page.

What are the hours?

Fair Park is open from 6a - 10p. Please enter through gates 5 or 6. No fishing is allowed in Leonhardt Lagoon. Feel free to ask us any questions here.

Is the Park free?

Fair Park is free to the general public. If you are coming to the park for a specific event, please refer to the event page for additional costs and details as it may vary. 

Is parking free?

Parking is free to the general public on non-event days. Parking prices for specific events at Fair Park may vary, please refer to the event page for parking cost and details. Download our parking map here.

Please note that no overnight parking is allowed. Any vehicle left overnight at Fair Park is subject to towing at the owner's expense. 

Where do I buy tickets to an event at Fair Park?

Tickets locations vary by event. Please visit the event page for ticket information. 

Is Fair Park ADA accessible?

For a list of ADA Accessible areas inside the park, please visit the ADA/Accessibility page

Is there security?

Yes, there is 24/7 security at Fair Park.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, leashed pets are always allowed at Fair Park! Thank you for picking up after your pet. 

What items are prohibited at Fair Park?

To see a list of prohibited items and activities, please visit our Plan Your Visit page at https://www.fairparkdallas.com/visit/plan-your-visit.

Are there public restrooms?

During regular Fair Park hours, public restrooms are closed. However, during the State Fair of Texas and other events and performances that occur year-round across Fair Park, public restrooms are open and specific to the event. You can find more information regarding public restrooms for events happening at Fair Park on each of the individual event pages on www.fairparkdallas.com or the event's website. 

Is Wi-Fi available?

There is no public Wi-Fi available at Fair Park. 

Is there a lost and found?

If you think you may have lost something at the park, please click here.

Can I host an event at Fair Park?

Yes! We work with a variety of clients to host events year-round. To inquire about hosting your event at Fair Park, please fill out and submit our Host an Event form.

How can I support Fair Park?

Preserve and enhance Fair Park by donating to Fair Park First. Your donation is an investment in the future of Fair Park. We’re here to make sure your gift is put to good work. Donations can be made here

What is the speed limit when driving through Fair Park?

The speed limit when driving through and around Fair Park is 10 mph. Please respect all pedestrians.

No privately owned ATV or Golf Carts may be operated on Fair Park Property