Poll: What Should We Do With Fair Park?

Turn it over to a private foundation or let the city continue to run it?

"Fair Park(ing Lots)" would be a better description of much of the place.   (Photo by Elizabeth Lavin)
“Fair Park(ing Lots)” would be a better description of much of the place. (Photo by Elizabeth Lavin)

This week Fair Park is celebrating its 80th anniversary. While the State Fair of Texas remains a much-beloved annual event, there have increasingly been questions about how the fair’s organization operates and whether its domination of this important public space is a net good for the city. Under consideration also is a proposal to turn over management of Fair Park to a nonprofit foundation — which in turn would ask the city to significantly increase its financial commitment.

What do you think should happen?



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