The Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed to the improvement of Oklahoma City’s McMechan Park in 1940.
“McMechan Park at Oklahoma City, Okla., will be expanded to a 17-acre development,” a reporter noted in January 1940, “according to plans disclosed by Donald Gordon, superintendent of parks. A $12,000 WPA project which will include landscaping, tree planting, grading, and establishment of play areas on the site will be submitted.”
According to the Parks and Recreation Department, the WPA expanded the park to include land on both sides of McMechan Parkway. The park still serves as a recreation site for Oklahoma City residents today.
“McMechan Park Expanded,” Parks & Recreation, January 1940.
“McMechan Park,” Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department. https://www.okc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails/ward-7-parks/mcmechan-park
Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on June 9, 2022.
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