Riverside Golf Course Expansion – Portland ME

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Portland’s Riverside Golf Course was one of several local sites to be improved by the WPA in 1936 when “the Public Works and Park Departments received $86,875 in WPA funds for engineering, supervision, a portion of the wages of skilled labor, equipment hire, and some materials.” (Conforti)

The golf course was originally built in 1932, but only expanded to an 18-hole course with this WPA funding. In the winter, the course is used for skiing, sledding, an ice rink and other seasonal activities.

Source notes

Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England by Joseph A. Conforti

Wikipedia - Riverside Municipal Golf Course

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 23, 2016.

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Location Info


1158 Riverside St
Portland, ME 04103

Coordinates: 43.71439972440292, -70.3137215571777

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