McClain Rogers Park – Clinton OK

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The Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Federal Emergency Relief Admn (FERA), and the Civil Works Admn (CWA) built multiple facilities in McClain Rogers Park in Clinton OK.

Contributor note:

“McClain Rogers Park was built with the combined efforts of the Federal Emergency Relief Admn (FERA), the Civil Works Admn (CWA), and the Works Progress Admn (WPA). It was constructed during the period 1934 to 1937. This is an area of about 12 acres which is bordered on the east by S. 10th, on the west by S. 13th, between Opal to the north and Jaycee on the south. There are two large entrance gates, one on 10th and the other on Opal.

The park was added to the National Register in 2004 and contains the original recreational features it did back in the 1930’s. Construction in the park includes several rock buildings, ball fields, picnic facilities, fountains, and a bridge and drainage ditch. This was a popular recreation site for those traveling Route 66 in the 1930’s and 1940’s, which runs just to the south.

Several of the WPA buildings (the concession stand and north entrance building) are boarded up, however the rock restroom building is now headquarters for the Highway Patrol, and the large bathhouse is home to the Dept. of Public Safety. The large amphitheater/bandstand is actively used for community events.”

Source notes

Waymarker, McClain Rogers Park - Clinton OK:(, accessed November 2019.

Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory: (, accessed November 2019.

Project originally submitted by hamquilter on November 28, 2019.

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Location Info

McClain Rogers Park, S. 10th st and Jaycee Ln.
Clinton, OK

Coordinates: 35.5056364, -98.97387850000001

One comment on “McClain Rogers Park – Clinton OK

  1. Bill Boies

    I lived in Clinton, from 1937 until 1951. Spent a lot
    of time at the park playing tennis & swimming.
    The swimming pool was on it the best in Oklahoma.
    Had a spring board on the North side, a “wheel”
    on the west end & tower with a diving board about
    10 fret, a second board about 18 feet & the top
    board at 30 feet.
    Probably the neatest swimming pool in Oklahoma
    and Texas.
    A really fun place to grow up.

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