Fair Grounds Founded

The site was established as an 80-acre fairground on the outskirts of East Dallas for the Dallas Sta...

Fair Park rises

In 1904, after a fire and financial loss by the fair association, voters approved the "Reardon Plan,...

Kessler makes his mark

An important figure in Fair Park's development was landscape architect and city planner George Kessl...

Texas Centennial Exposition

A milestone in Fair Park's history was 1936, when the Texas Centennial Exposition was held there. In...

National Historical Landmark

Fair Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986...

City of Dallas Park

In 1988 administration of the park was transferred to the Dallas Parks Department. Today, the cultur...

2003 Comprehensive Plan

The Fair Park Comprehensive Development Plan builds a vision for Fair Park that seeks to create a si...