Fair Park is a 277-acre (1.12 km2) recreational and educational complex located in Dallas, Texas (USA). The complex is registered as a Dallas Landmark, National Historic Landmark and is home to nine museums, six performance facilities, a lagoon, and the largest Ferris wheel in North America. Many of the buildings on the complex were constructed for the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936 which drew over six million visitors. Most of the buildings built for the exposition still survive and it is recognized as a significant example of Art Deco architecture.
Fair Park has been designated a Great Place in America by the American Planning Association. The American Planning Association (APA) “is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities.” The Great Places in American program helps to celebrate areas with “exemplary character, quality, and planning.” Being designated as a Great Place in America, Fair Park was one of only ten cities chosen in 2011.
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—Stanley Shapiro (19251990)
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—Frances Burney (17521840)