Cultural & Entertainment Center Fair Park, the most visited attraction in Texas, is managed and operated by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. The park is home to five museums and ten performance and sporting venues that include the Music Hall, Gexa Energy Pavilion, Band Shell, Texas Discovery Gardens and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Located two miles east of downtown Dallas, it is easily accessible from Interstate 30, Interstate 45 or the DART Green Line.
Fair Park, a State and National Historic Landmark has the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco exposition style architecture in the United States located on 277 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Over 5.3 million people visit Fair Park annually attending over 1200 special events, sporting events, concerts, performances and the State Fair of Texas.
Fair Park Esplanade
The Fair Park Esplanade, a 700-foot-long reflecting pool capped with three fountains, was built for the 1936 Texas Centennial. You'll find the esplanade between Centennial Hall and the Automotive Building, just beyond the park's main entrance off of Parry Avenue. The Fair Park Esplanade fountains offer visitors exciting shows set to music.
The Esplanade fountain is undergoing maintenance and is not running at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.