The 18-acre Community Park complex at Fair Park is one step closer to reality as it reaches the final stages of design, permits and building documentation, Fair Park First said on Wednesday.
“Mayor Johnson has made parks one of his top priorities for 2023. Public-private partnerships must be the cornerstone of this initiative,” Dallas Park and Recreation Board President Arun Agarwal said in a press release. “The Dallas Parks and Recreation Board is thrilled to help build the new 18-acre community park along with our partner Fair Park First. The design team for this is world class and the process was very inclusive. This park truly includes amenities that will benefit the community for decades to come.”
So far, Fair Park First has raised approximately $25 million for the Fair Park Master Plan, with a goal of raising $93 million.
One of the renders previously posted News, shows a bird’s eye view of hiking trails and green spaces, an open market and a children’s park for all ages and abilities, which was fully funded in December by the Rhys-Jones Foundation.
The park also features Wi-Fi, water rides, outdoor cafes, and a diverse natural landscape to create a public space for South Dallas and the surrounding area. Fair Park First has spearheaded an initiative to restore Fair Park and improve relations between the park and its South Dallas neighbors.
“We know this new community asset will contribute to a healthier, brighter and stronger future for neighborhoods and beyond,” said Ron Kirk, former mayor of Dallas and current co-chair of the Fair Park Your Park campaign in a press release.
According to News’ According to previous reports, the park is due to open in 2024.