Highway 81 Roadside Park (former) – Belton TX

Description

Roadside park built by the National Youth Administration in Cooperation with the Texas Highway Department in 1936. The roadside park was along HWY-81 near the Lampasas River. When I-35 was built replacing HWY-81 the roadside park was destroyed. Located at what is now a pullout along the side of the I-35 access road, all that remains is the historic marker.

At the same location is the 1936 Pink Centennial Marker to Bell County.

From roadside study (link below): “One example, a park in Belton constructed in November 1939, employed 50 NYA youth in cooperation with the THD and was to “include picnic units, boat landings, roadways, and landscaping in the park area.”

Source notes

Plaque and Texas Roadside Parks Study (https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/env/toolkit/420-14-gui.pdf)

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on April 29, 2018.

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Location Info


Belton, TX

Coordinates: 31.003378, -97.491658

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