Sneak Peek: Here's what the new 18-acre park at Fair Park will look like

A new community park is coming to Fair Park later this year. Updated plans revealed Wednesday offer a sneak peek at what that space will include.

Currently, the space is a huge parking lot next to Fair Park. 

It was chosen by more than 82% of neighbors to be the 18-acre community park.

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The plans call for one of the largest playgrounds in the metro area with hills, towers, climbing structures and slides.

There will also be a central lawn space with a dog park, a performance stage, and an outdoor market to help address food insecurities and help grow opportunities for small businesses in the neighborhood.

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Fair Park Community Park

The community park will connect to the Fair Park Loop Trail.

"This is all about equity, and it’s all about giving back a space that can be a part of people’s lives on a regular activated basis instead of being a seldom-used parking space," said Brian Luallen, the CEO for Fair Park First.

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Those parking spaces will be moved to a garage by the Dos Equis Pavilion.

Luallen believes the park will mean a lot to the people who live in the area.

"I think very specifically that it has a lot to do with the fact that once upon a time there would have been 350 black homes here that were taken away in really a shameful chapter of our history. That looms large. And an opportunity to give that back and create a welcoming gathering place for people that haven’t felt welcomed in this footprint, I think means a lot to a lot of people," he said.

Funding for the new park will come from private donors. Fair Park First, the organization behind the plans, has already raised $25 million towards its campaign goal of $93 million.

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Construction is set to begin in November.