Miller Park – Breckenridge TX

Description

The park, formerly City Park, was constructed, including clearing grounds, building bridges, sidewalks, tables, benches entrance, water and lights. An entrance was erected, croquet courts and other conveniences and attractions were built throughout the park. The creek was also walled. City park costs were $8,921 and employed 22 men initially, and a total of 32 men for six months. The work included cleaning and preparing the site and erecting culverts over the creek. Additional city park improvements were made for $4,273, hired 34 workers, and was financed by the Works Progress Administration in 1936. The park is still extant and remains in use.

Source notes

City Park to become public property soon. (Aug 4, 1935). Breckenridge American, p. 1.

Work on city park will open Tuesday. (Nov.18, 1935). Breckenridge American, p. 1.

WPA program in Breck last year outlined. (June 12, 1936). Breckenridge American, p. 1.

WPA jobs will hire 2,000 men. (Dec 24, 1936). Fort Worth Star Telegram, p. 4.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 5, 2022.

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Location Info


421 E. Walker
Breckenridge, Texas 76424

Coordinates: 30.74, -95.57

One comment on “Miller Park – Breckenridge TX

  1. Ed Miller

    Arthur Miller was my uncle. In the 1950s a group of Boy Scouts from Alabama stayed over-night in the park as a part of a Boy Scout venture.

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