WPA Marker - Bancroft_Park Colorado Springs
Bancroft Park in Colorado Springs is still widely used. The bandstand is still in good condition. There are several Pickle Ball courts that are still in use. Previously, there was a large lake that was (probably) constructed by WPA employees. You can still see the remnants of this lake.
“Bancroft Park has been a park since the early 20th century when the old Bancroft School was torn down. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the band shell in 1935 and this historic square has been the site of many a concert, event and open-air market since then.”
Colorado Springs, (https://coloradosprings.gov/project/bancroft-park-improvements), accessed August 2020.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 15, 2017.
Additional contributions by Rick Sheridan.
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