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Friends of Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210 (214) 426-3400 friends@fairpark.org

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Friends of Fair Park

Citizens who care about the park's past, present and future


FRIENDS OF FAIR PARK IS A NON-PROFIT CITIZENS' GROUP. ITS MISSION? KEEPING FAIR PARK AN AFFORDABLE DESTINATION FOR FAMILY FUN ALL YEAR LONG.
WHY JOIN?

Formed in 1987, our main activities include:

  • promoting year-round use of Fair Park.
  • supporting Fair Park's museums.
  • encouraging thoughtful planning for Fair Park's future.
  • preserving the buildings, art, sculpture, and related artifacts of the 1936 Texas Centennial.

To those ends, Friends of Fair Park sponsors fundraising programs, including:

The Friends also produces:

In addition, the Friends of Fair Park is responsible for the fairpark.org website, its monthly e-newsletters and related social media, and a mobile phone app.

FRIENDS OF FAIR PARK – FORMED TO PRESERVE, PROMOTE AND PROTECT

In 1987, the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park was threatened with demolition. Built in 1936, it served as Magnolia Oil Company's hospitality suite during the Texas Centennial. Later, its Margo Jones Theater staged the world premieres of Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" and Jerome Lawrence's "Inherit the Wind."

Business leaders, historic preservationists, and Fair Park advocates founded Friends of Fair Park to restore the Magnolia. They raised $750,000 and then decided to focus on restoring the entire Park.

Today, the Magnolia Lounge houses the offices of Friends of Fair Park. You will find it at the corner of First and Grand avenues, next to the African-American Museum.

For more information, contact:

Friends of Fair Park
1121 First Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 426-3400
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Fair Park Fourth photograph by Justin Terveen