Fair Park Station

Parry Avenue and Exposition Avenue
(3710 Parry Avenue, Dallas 75226 - Mapsco 46K)
Fair Park Station Fair Park contains the largest collection of Art Deco exposition buildings in the world, built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Back then, trolleys traveled along Parry in front of the main entrance to the fair. Soon, DART Rail cars will do the same. In creating their vision for this station, Brad and Diana Goldberg - the artists responsible - have paid respect to the rich history of the area as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. Fair Park Station is served by DART Rail Green Line trains.

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Wheelchair Accommodations Available
Wheelchair Accommodations Available
DART Rail Schedules:
Green Line

Connecting Bus Routes:
37, 60, 110, 111, 164 (late evening Saturdays and Sundays only), and 409.

Customer Features:
Passenger Shelters
Windscreens
Seating
Customer Information
Ticket Vending Machines
Wheelchair Lifts/Ramps
Public Art
No Public Parking Available

Popular Attractions and Destinations:
Just two miles east of downtown Dallas, 277 acre Fair Park is the largest historical landmark in Texas. Since 1886, Fair Park has been the site of the State Fair of Texas. Some of the park's attractions include:
- African American Museum
- Cotton Bowl Stadium
- Dallas Aquarium
- The Hall of State, home of the Dallas Historical Society
- The Music Hall at Fair Park
- Museum of Nature and Science
- Old Mill Inn restaurant
- TI Founders IMAX Theater
- SuperPages.com Center
- Texas Discovery Gardens
- Texas! Music Center
- Texas Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
- The Women's Museum


Commemorative Posters:

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Baylor University Medical Center Station

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MLK, Jr.
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Station Art:
Fair Park Station - Keeping With Tradition
Fair Park Station sign
Art deco touches at Fair Park Station
Built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, the grand exhibit halls and esplanade of Fair Park constitute the only intact and unaltered pre-1950s world fair site in the United States. Until 1956, trolleys served the fairgrounds with a stop at the main entrance on Parry Avenue. The Green Line's Fair Park Station is situated right where that original trolley stop was, more than a half-century ago.

"It was important that the design of the station be extremely sensitive to the historic context, the functional requirements of Fair Park, and the context of the surrounding neighborhood," says Brad Goldberg, who was the station artist along with his wife Diana. In view of the unique requirements the site presented, the Goldbergs Fair Park lightsdeparted from DART's tradition of barrel-vault or gull-wing canopies. The resulting horizontal canopies sport a crisp, clean look that's original but very much in keeping with the art deco aesthetic.

Other elements contribute to the seamless effect: fluted limestone columns resonate with the nearby Hall of State, while curvilinear seating echoes the rounded shapes evident throughout Fair Park. At night, artistic lighting elements will reflect the historic use of dramatic lighting at Fair Park, and enhance not only the station but the entrance as a whole.

More information on the Green Line station designs is available in the fall 2009 edition of InMotion and on the Green Line station art images page.




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