The first thing you need to understand is that the neighborhood’s name, South Dallas, is a misnomer. It sits predominantly east, rather than south, of downtown. The second thing to understand is that, despite the disrepair into which much of this historic corner of the city fell in recent decades, there are residents here passionately committed to forging a strong sense of community. And the untapped potential of the areas around the art deco playground that is Fair Park makes the possibilities for the neighborhood’s future brighter.
Fishing in nearby White Rock Creek is a favorite neighborhood pastime.