Visit Fair Park

Board Members

Darren L. James, FAIA

KAI Enterprises

Board President

Robert Luxen

Hallet & Perrin, P.C.


Keba Batie

Agency & Off-Balance Sheet Lending

Finance Chair

Veletta Forsythe-Lill

Civic Leader

Board Member

Margo Ramirez Keyes

Key Development

Board Member

Jason Brown

Brownstone Real Estate Group

Board Member

Emily Ledet

Bank of America

Board Member

Kimberly Shaw

Regional Black Contractors Association

Board Member

Chris Bowers

The Suster Law Group

Board Member

Ann Smith Barbier-Mueller

Civic Leader

Board Member

Cristina Zertuche Wong

Goldman Sachs

Board Member

Sonya Woods Rose

Stanley Korshak

Board Member

Cristina Lynch

Board Member

Maribel Moncada


Board Member

Chelby Sanders Kirk

Titanium Commercial

Board Member

Ex. Officio Board Members

Daniel Wood

Ex. Offico Board Member

Timothy W. Dickey

Ex. Offico Board Member


Alyssa Arnold

Chief Impact Officer

Anita Crethers

Community Engagement Manager

Crystal Zapien

Visitor Experience Manager

Advisory Councils

  • Community Council

    Sonya Woods Rose, Chris Allen, Ovidia Evelyn Amaya, Willie Mae Coleman, Lakesha Grice, Anna Hill, Hank Lawson, Keith Manoy, Lincoln Stephens, Camilla Woods


  • Finance

    Jason Brown – Chair

  • Honorary Chairs

    The Honorable and Mrs. George W. Bush

  • Unity Co-Chairs

    Ambassador Ron Kirk, Matrice Kirk, Margo Ramirez Keyes, and Jim Keyes

  • Legacy Council

    Arcilia Acosta, Adrienne Akin Faulkner, Ashley Akin Pearl, Alyssa Arnold, Alexis Barbier-Mueller, Oliver Barbier-Mueller, Dan Biederman, Lindsay Billingsley, Margaret Black, Jeff Blakeley, Stacy Blakeley, Jose Bowen, Diane Brierley, Hal Brierley, Vicki Briley-White, David H. Cain, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Chuck Gummer, Cindy Gummer, Chris Heinbaugh, Darren L. James, Amy Johnson, Bob Kaminski, Jim Keyes, Amb. Ron Kirk, Ben Leal, Roy Lopez, Brian Luallen, Cristina Lynch, Peter Lynch, Peter F. Lynch, Keith Manoy, Adair Margo, Ken Maxwell, Cappy McGarr, Janie McGarr, B.J. Murchison-Coffman, Scott Murray, Lydia Novakov ,Allen Nye, David Pidgeon, Margo Ramirez Keyes, Dev Rastogi, Keith Rhodes, Julia Sands, Kirby Schlegel, Jane Schoen, Bettye Slaven, Ann Smith Barbier-Mueller, Heather Stevens, Harold Strong, ,Trevor Tollett, Raul Varela, Jim White, Sonya Woods Rose

  • George Dahl Historic Council

    Adrienne Akin Faulkner, Ashley Akin Pearl, Ted Akin, Gloria Akin, Val Bashour, Netta Blanchard, Laurel Deware, Marjorie Hopkins May, Vicki Howland, Scott Murray, James A. Smith, Dr. Phil and Bobbie Sue Williams, Vivian Young

  • Executive Council

    Margo Ramirez Keyes, Adrienne Akin Faulkner, Ashley Akin Pearl, Alyssa Arnold, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Darren L. James, Jim Keyes, Amb. Ron Kirk, Brian Luallen, Adair Margo, Cappy McGarr, Janie McGarr, Ann Smith Barbier-Mueller, Heather Stevens, Sonya Woods Rose

  • Annette Strauss Honorary Mayor's Council

    Cappy McGarr, Janie McGarr, Ron Kirk, Steve Bartlett, Eric Johnson, Tom Leppert, Laura Miller, Mary Poss, Mike Rawlings

Our Partners

OVG360 (formerly Spectra)

OVG Hospitality is a leader in providing best-in-class hospitality services to public assembly facilities. We proudly provide these services on behalf of more than 250 partner facilities across North America. Formed in 2000 as Ovations Food Services, and later rebranded to Spectra Food Services & Hospitality before being acquired by Oak View Group in 2021, our organization has been in operation for more than 20 years. We have remained at the forefront of culinary excellence by continually challenging the norms and improving our operations to maximize guest and client satisfaction while offering local, fast, fun, and delicious food. OVG Hospitality is part of OVG360, a division of Oak View Group (OVG) that represents the full suite of specialized services we provide to public assembly facilities. To learn more about OVG, click here.

Biederman Redevelopment Ventures

Biederman Redevelopment Ventures Corporation creates, redevelops, and operates parks, neighborhood streetscapes, and public spaces in mixed-use developments in 29 states and six countries. BRV was a major consultant in the planning, programming, and management of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and will oversee programming at Fair Park. BRV’s founder and president, Dan Biederman, gained national prominence for his transformation of New York City’s Bryant Park. Biederman transformed a neglected, crime-ridden, drug-filled, dangerous midtown Manhattan space, into one of America’s grandest urban parks. To learn more about BRV, click here.

In the City for Good

Empowering Communities in South Dallas. In the City for Good will manage community outreach and engagement by strengthening relationships between the park and its neighbors and convening a local advisory group to make recommendations for Spectra and Biederman’s work. Advisory group members may include leaders from area schools, churches, nonprofits, businesses, neighborhoods associations, and local city officials. Our efforts will also help to extend Fair Park’s redevelopment benefits into surrounding neighborhoods, including through publicizing Fair Park’s job training and internship programs to residents of the community.

K Strategies

K Strategies is an award-winning public relations firm recognized for our success in developing effective and influential public relations, public engagement and diversity programs that empower organizations and engage stakeholders. Our reputation for excellence and years of building relationships with diverse communities makes us the go-to firm for results oriented public relations services.


Rise360 Consulting is a full-service consulting firm that collaborates with people and organizations who change lives through philanthropy. We specialize in helping our clients build brands, develop campaigns, and create capacity. We believe this is achieved by matching purpose with passion. The values that guide our work are integrity, collaboration, rigor, and creativity. We know that through service to our clients, we change our communities for the better.


Studio-MLA is a design studio with more than 25 years of experience integrating landscape architecture, urban design, and planning to create places that inspire human connection, unite communities, and restore environmental balance. Studio-MLA, in partnership with renowned Dallas landscape architects Studio Outside, internationally award-winning architect Allison Grace Williams, FAIA, and acclaimed Dallas-based architects and historical narrative storytellers buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, make up the core design team for the new Community Park.

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