West End DART – Dallas
The West End DART station is one of our favorite Fishing Holes. The DART train stop is very busy with people due to the proximity to the West End district of restaurants as well as the bus transfer station on the East side of Lamar Street. It is a wonderful place to open air preach, distribute tracts and have one on one conversations.
There is a parking lot at Market and Corbin. I believe it is $4. To save a little money, there is a lot at the NW corner of Ross and North Houston where you can park for $2.50. At this parking lot you put exact change into a box. Bring singles and quarters. There is some free parking in the area at meters which mostly are not in effect after 6PM. Check the meter when you park there if you choose that option. At lunch time you can park at a meter along Houston Street for about 1 cent a minute! This is generally the best value for lunch time witnessing. Plus, you just might find a meter that has some time left on it.
From Houston Street you can walk South to Ross, then East on Ross past Market to the parking lot. Cut through the Parking lot to the south to get to the meeting area. We normally meet on the North side of the train station by the parking lot that is between two buildings. The open area of the parking lot has a building on each side. On the West side the building has a sign painted on it for Sonny Bryant’s BBQ (where we normally eat lunch afterward and on the East side is a building with a sign painted on it for McDonalds.
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Once we meet up we will spread out around the train station and sometimes walk over to the bus station as well.
Permit May be Required
Please note that a permit may be required. Bezeugen Ministries has the permit for “expressive speech”. If you are with Bezeugen then you can obtain a copy from us. Otherwise contact DART and ask to get an expressive speech permit for the area. The summary of the permit is:
- No tract distribution on the train
- Do not block people