Sue-Meg State Park Development – Trinidad CA

Viewing platform at Wedding Rock, Sue-Meg State Park - Trinidad CA

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) did major work developing the former Patrick’s Point (now Sue-Meg) State Park, which had just been purchased by the new State Parks Commission in 1929. The CCC work was carried out between 1933 and 1937… read more

Temescal Regional Recreation Area: Improvements – Oakland CA

North entrance sign, Temescal Regional Park - Oakland CA

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved Lake Temescal Park, now known as Temescal Regional Recreation Area, one of the original units of the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD). When the EBRPD was created in 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps… read more

The Spruces Campground – Big Cottonwood Canyon UT

The Utah Outdoor Association, working with the local Forest Service office in the Wasatch National Forest, created the Community Camp in 1921.  It was built on the site of a former tree nursery put there c. 1900 to reforest Big Cottonwood Canyon,… read more

Tolland State Forest – East Otis MA

According to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, “The CCC improved the nation’s natural and human resources and also created opportunities for the public to recreate and appreciate a healthy outdoor experience. At Tolland ‘Pinecone Johnnies’ built access roads,… read more

Town Park – Canonsburg PA

Stone stairs and pillars

Multiple New Deal agencies: the Civil Works Administration, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and Works Progress Administration, helped to develop Canonsburg, Pennsylvania’s Town Park in 1934—1936. In addition to constructing its pool and Park Drive, work relief workers—according to a local… read more

Townshend State Park – Townshend VT

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Vermont’s Townshend State Park  during the 1930s. From the Vermont State Parks Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation: “The park was constructed during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a public… read more

Tucson Mountain Park: Improvements – Tucson AZ

Tucson Mountain Park, created in 1929, was opened to general recreation use in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working with the Pima County parks agency.  The northern half of the original park was added to the Saguaro National… read more

Turtle River State Park – Arvilla ND “Established in 1934, Turtle River State Park was one of a number of new parks built in North Dakota under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs. … In 1935, a CCC transient work camp, SP-5, was built in… read more

Tyler State Park – Tyler TX

Tyler State Park was developed by CCC Company 2888 from 1935-1941: “Set into the Piney Woods of East Texas, Tyler State Park reflects two major park development efforts. The first, directed by landscape architect Ben K. Chambers, involved extensive forest… read more

Tyrrell Park – Beaumont TX

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 845 built facilities at Tyrrell Park. The CCC camp at Tyrrell Park began operations on November 24, 1935. CCC personnel worked on building drainage ditches, roads, nature trails, picnic tables, a horse stable, recreational buildings,… read more

Underhill State Park – Underhill VT

Underhill State Park is one of nearly two dozen state parks in Vermont that was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression era. “Between December 1933 and August 1940, the Underhill State Park was the base… read more

Valley of Fire State Park – Overton NV

“The CCC built a number of tourist and campground facilities and trails at the new Valley of Fire State Park. They built stone visitor cabins, ramadas for shade, and roads into natural points of interest at the Valley of Fire…. read more

Victor Crowell Park – Middlesex NJ

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed what was then known as Willow Park (now Victor Crowell Park) in Middlesex, New Jersey. Work began in December 1935. Among other work, Ambrose Brook was dammed “by a concrete-cored earth fill into… read more

Victory-Vanowen Park – North Hollywood CA

The Annual Report from 1932-33 of the Los Angeles Board of Park Commissioners records extensive federal aid in developing the park: “Victory Vanowen Park is one of the largest parks in the San Fernando Valley, with an area of a… read more

Vogel State Park – Blairsville GA

“One of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the… read more

Waitt’s Mountain Park – Malden MA

“In the 1930’s the Works Progress Administration (WPA) undertook a series of improvements including the construction of the loop road around the summit [of Waitt’s Mount].” A 1937 WPA Bulletin reported: In 1934 Waitt’s Mount in Maiden looked like a… read more

Washington Monument State Park – Boonsboro MD

Washington Monument State Park was first developed by the CCC, circa 1934-1936. The CCC built a number of structures in the park, but the most well-known is the Washington Monument, the first completed monument to honor George Washington. The monument… read more

Wendell State Forest – Wendell MA

According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, “Some of the park development and most of the road systems are attributed to Civilian Conservation Corps activities in the 1930s.”

Whipple Dam State Park Improvements – Petersburg PA

“Between 1933 and 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had a work camp at Owl’s Gap (S-60-PA), east of the park. The corps members built pavilions, roads, beach and restrooms during this period. In 1935, the CCC dismantled the old… read more

White Rock Lake Park – Dallas TX

Construction on White Rock Lake began in 1910 in response to a water shortage in Dallas. The City of Dallas dammed White Rock Creek in 1911 and built a water processing plant. White Rock Lake was the city’s main source… read more