Dallas Task Force Working on ‘dramatic Ideas’ for Fair Park

A nine-member task force on the future of Fair Park has been meeting privately for several months and is expected to issue recommendations to Mayor Mike Rawlings by May, The Dallas Morning News has learned.

The task force, appointed by Rawlings, meets at 8 a.m. each Tuesday at offices of the Meadows Foundation. The meetings are not open to the public, even though Rawlings might eventually submit task force recommendations to the Dallas City Council for action.

“The purpose of this group is to give me dramatic ideas,” Rawlings said Thursday. “We may or may not do them. People have talked about how we get more people living and working down there. Within the park itself, how do we use that space?”

Task force members contacted this week by The News were tight-lipped and hesitant to discuss any new ideas to pump life into the 277-acre park, which is best known for hosting the annual State Fair of Texas.

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“Dallas Task Force Working on ‘dramatic Ideas’ for Fair Park.”
By Scott Parks
The Dallas Morning News. 28 Feb. 2014. Web. 10 July 2014.