Atascadero Lake Park Improvements – Atascadero CA

Project type: Lakes, Parks and recreation
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Description

In 1937, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) carried out improvements on Atascadero Lake Park.  WPA project cards indicate the following work:

“Improve the recreational area at Atascadero Lake near Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Co., by improving earthen dam, and performing other incidental work, to provide additional parking spaces.”

We cannot ascertain what was done to the dam and the parking lots have been greatly enlarged since the 1930s.  Nevertheless, there are stone rings around trees, stone benches along the lake shore and stone drinking fountains that are characteristic of the rustic style used by WPA relief workers.  Further confirmation is needed.

WPA Proj. No. 165-3-3142, April 12, 1937, 7876 man hours, total sponsor and Federal funds $5,215, months to complete 6, average employed 57.

Source notes

WPA project cards, Fresno Public Library and National Archives

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on February 4, 2018.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker & Joan Greer.

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Location Info


Atascadero Lake Park
Atascadero, CA 93422

Coordinates: 35.46705, -120.6687

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