Visit Fair Park

Our Mission

Restoring, revitalizing and renewing Fair Park, a 277-acre National Historic Landmark, to attract people from across the region and entire country.

A Message from Darren

As the President of the Board for Fair Park First, I would like to welcome and invite all of you to explore Fair Park. As a registered National Historic Landmark, it is a jewel in the Dallas Parks System.

I am excited to lead the efforts to create a destination park for a myriad of activities. Explore the Texas Discovery Gardens or see Broadway musicals at Music Hall. Retrace the cultural impact on American society at the African American Museum or learn of the history of Texas at the Hall of State. Embrace the spectacle and vibrancy of the Red River Showdown between…

Our Partners

OVG360 (formerly Spectra)

OVG360 manages the day-to-day operations of Fair Park and its venues. OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities.

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.

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, through the following initiatives:

  • Strengthen community inclusion and local programming at Fair Park

  • Update and refresh the 2003 Fair Park Master Plan

  • Preserving and enhancing Fair Park as a National Historic Landmark

  • Fundraising efforts to underwrite Fair Park improvements

  • Creating an internship program for surrounding High Schools

  • Increased sales & marketing awareness of current and planned events at Fair Park

  • Attracting new events and organizations to Fair Park for daily and annual events/activities

  • Supporting the resident cultural institutions

  • Attracting new tenants for underutilized facilities at Fair Park

  • Providing regular updates to the City of Dallas and other community stakeholders

  • Protecting Fair Park’s art deco architecture and works of art

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