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Fair Park Station

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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. Now, DART Rail cars 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.

DART Rail Schedules:

Green Line

Connecting Bus Routes:

60, 111, 409, 595

Sept. 30-Oct. 23 There's more fried food and more fun at the 2016 State Fair of Texas Sept. 30 through Oct. 23., and DART has more ways for you to "Celebrate Texas Agriculture."

Fair days are always busy days on DART Rail and buses. DART will make the following changes beginning Monday, Sept. 26:
  • Extra Green Line trains between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends; all trips will feature 3-car trains;
  • Orange Line extended to Parker Road on all trips, weekdays and weekends;
  • Added Green and Blue line service after 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Extra buses on Routes 60 and 409 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on all four Sundays during the fair.
Available on the App Store (opens in a new window) Android App on Google Play (opens in a new window) Download the new GoPass app
DART and the State Fair of Texas are making it easier than ever to buy your 2016 general admission tickets to one of the finest fairs in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of riders have used GoPass to buy and display transit passes. You can also buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the same app. Show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass at the gates to get in. To make the deal even sweeter, you'll save two dollars on every fair ticket by using GoPass!

Activate your tickets the day of your visit to the State Fair of Texas
When approaching the gate, be sure to have your State Fair of Texas GoPass general admission ticket(s) activated and ready to be scanned

Customer Features:

  • Passenger Shelters
  • Windscreens
  • Seating
  • Customer Information
  • Ticket Vending Machines
  • 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:
Please note: You may need to connect to a DART bus to complete your journey to a destination. Please contact DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111 for trip planning assistance.

Station Art:

A Stroke of Genius. Your guide to the art along the Green Line cover
Your guide to the art along the Green Line

Use this guide to plan your tour of Fair Park Station.
Fair Park Station - Keeping With Tradition
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.

Fair Park Station sign
Art deco touches at Fair Park Station
"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 departed from DART's tradition of barrel-vault or gull-wing canopies. The resulting horizontal canopies sport a crisp, clean lookthat's original but very much in keeping with the art deco aesthetic.
Fair Park lights
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.

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