Fair Park Update - June, 2011
FAIR PARK a You Tube Sensation
It's fascinating to see pictures of Fair Park and the historic transformation of architecture, art and events since the 1936 Texas Centennial.
Over time photography enthusiasts have captured the essence of people, places and things at our wonderful park. Pictures of families at the museums, kids on the midway, Big Tex, the winning touchdown, another corny dog down the hatch are often familiar. What has been hidden are peoples home videos of Fair Park.
Not until the arrival of You Tube has the public had access and the opportunity to enjoy visitors personal videos of their day at the park.
We thought you would enjoy some of our favorite clips. Following are our top ten favorites. If you have your own Fair Park video footage, we encourage you to share the magic of Fair Park with the world by uploading it to You Tube ... and let us know about it.
|AT&T Cotton Bowl ‚ÄìGreatest Plays|
|Circles-State Fair of Texas ‚ÄìTime Lapse|
|North Texas Irish Festival 2011|
|First train to Fair Park (Then & Now)|
|DART Time Lapse Video|
|Cotton Bowl ‚Äì Mike Von Erich|
|Diwali Mela Fireworks|
|World Cup South Korea vs. Germany at the Cotton Bowl|
|State Fair 2007|
One way you can make your own video is to join us for an upcoming tram tour of Fair Park.
Friends of Fair Park and Dallas Park and Recreation Department invite you to join renowned author and Dallas historian Willis Winters, AIA Fellow, for a narrated tour of Fair Park‚'s art, architecture and history. Guided tram tours begin at 9 a.m. on Saturdays at the Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park. Tours are scheduled for June 18, July 23, and August 20 and are free for members of the Friends of Fair Park and $10 for non-members. Space is limited to 45 guests per tour. Call 214.426.3400 to reserve a spot. Learn about the grand history of this 277-acre premier park. See the legendary murals of the Centennial and Automobile buildings. Catch a glimpse of the dancing waters of the Esplanade. Copies of ‚ÄúFair Park,‚Äù written by Mr. Winters, will be available for purchase and signing with proceeds benefiting the Dallas Park Foundation.
I hope to see you at Fair Park soon!
Executive General Manager, Fair Park, Texas