Fair Park’s Privatization Plan Moves On To City Council

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DALLAS — It’s an issue that’s probably bigger than Big Tex. The Dallas Park and Recreation Board spent their Thursday deciding on The Future of Fair Park Proposal.

Mayor Mike Rawlings wants park operations out the hands of the city and into a non-profit foundation that could renovate the 80-year-old park. This would also include turning it into a year-round attraction. But, just like the Ferris Wheel, there have been several go-rounds since the Mayor presented the plan.

Some critics believe the proposed deal will keep the city from fixing up the neighborhoods surrounding the park.

But, after hours his meeting ended in a vote – a “yay” for the partnership to move forward. Now, the issue will go on to the city council.


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