Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park – Berkeley CA

Description

‘… the land acquisition and most of the construction costs were covered by a local bond issue of $125,000… Research done when the park was declared a city landmark in the late 1990’s indicated that at least two small wall-mounted fountains in the park (north and south of the central fountain) were constructed by WPA employees, although the park project remained incomplete at the onset of WWII. WPA support was also obtained for landscaping, benches, as well as for the acquisition and transportation of the mechanical parts of the Civic Center Park fountain that were purchased as surplus from the site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island.’

Source notes

Berkeley Historical Society Newsletter, 20:3, Fall 2001.

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Location Info


Civic Center Park
Berkeley, CA 94704

Location notes: Bordered by Center St. and Allston Way to north and south, Milvia St. and Grove st. to east and west.

Coordinates: 37.869392, -122.272124

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