Huber Park – El Cerrito CA

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed two parks in El Cerrito, Poinsett and Huber. 

WPA improvements at 2.6-acre Huber park include leveling portions of the hillside site, building extensive rubble stone support walls, and constructing recreational facilities.  The latter include a lower area with paved basketball and kickball courts, a large cement slide, a play area with swings for children, and a picnic area with a large brick fireplace.  There is also a small clubhouse (apparently closed), bathrooms, and trails.

The date May 1939 is inscribed on the brick fireplace, which is probably the year when the WPA worked at the park.

Source notes

Huber Park: http://www.el-cerrito.org/facilities/facility/details/Huber-Park-13), accessed November 4, 2018.

El Cerrito Historical Society: http://www.elcerritohistoricalsociety.org/nar_parks.html

 

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on November 4, 2018.

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Location Info


7711 Terrace Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Coordinates: 37.9133649, -122.2913729

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