Where is Fair Park?
Fair Park is located in South Dallas, just minutes east of Downtown. Offices for Fair Park First and Spectra, 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?
COVID-19 Update: Fair Park is open on non-State Fair of Texas event operating days from 6a - 7p (full update here). Please enter through gate 5. Visit this page for our full update on COVID-19 safety measures and precautions at Fair Park. No fishing is allowed in Leonhardt Lagoon. Restrooms are closed at this time. 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?
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.
What items are prohibited at Fair Park?
With the exception of drones, there are no restrictions for entry into Fair Park. Restricted items may be in effect for specific events within Fair Park, please check the event page for guidelines on prohibited items.
Are there public restrooms?
Due to COVID-19, our public restrooms are closed at this time.
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 call 214-670-8400 or fill out the contact form.
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.