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The MLK Food Park returns to the South Dallas area at its new location of Fair Park on select Sundays this summer, starting on June 26. The MLK Food Park features local food and beverage trucks serving non-vegan and vegan food, handmade and crafted goods, dessert trucks, live music and entertainment, kid-friendly games and activities, and informational booths from local community organizers.

“This is a foundational step towards creating a permanent space for the MLK Food Park and expanding the vision to offer a safe space in South Dallas,” shared Desiree Powell, executive director of DRBTS.

The MLK Food Park began as a collaborative effort between Better Block and Do Right by The Streets in hopes of bringing South Dallas residents together to gather in fellowship and nourish their bodies while supporting local Black-owned food trucks and vendors. DRBTS and Better Block partnered with Fair Park First to utilize the green space within Fair Park to welcome the South Dallas community back to the fairgrounds for fresh food, fresh air, and fun.

With the new community park coming to Fair Park in 2024, the MLK Food Park provides another placemaking opportunity that supports South Dallas businesses and creates new connections with the community,” stated Alyssa Arnold, director of Strategic Initiatives at Fair Park First.

The MLK Food Park at Fair Park will take place across the Leonhardt Lagoon throughout the summer starting Sunday, June 26. The following dates will include July 10, July 24, and July 31 from 11 am – 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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