Neptune Park – Clinton OK

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Description

The Works Progress Administration built the Neptune Park in Clinton, OK.

Contributor note:

“Neptune Park was constructed by the WPA in 1936. Route 66 was a going concern, and ran right through Clinton. This park is not elaborate, but it served the travelers along adjacent Route 66, with picnic tables and a place to pull off the road and rest.

Today, most of the original Route 66 is now Interstate 40, bypassing the town, but in 1936, the park stood in the “Y” between Neptune Drive and Walton Road, right on the Mother Road. We found two WPA picnic tables with native sandstone bases and concrete tops, one in pretty bad shape. The sign for the park, constructed by the WPA with local sandstone has a base and pillar with heavy wood beams from which hangs an Oklahoma-shaped sign which reads: NEPTUNE PARK / Est.11-30.1936

There is a six-sided pavilion with a metal roof, and a few pieces of playground equipment, but the big draw here is its history.”

 

Source notes

Waymarker: (https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM11E1D_Neptune_Park_Clinton_OK),  accessed October 2019.

Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination (http://oli_shpo.okstate.edu/query_result.aspx?id=66176&pbc=P), accessed October 2019.

Project originally submitted by hamquilter on November 2, 2019.

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Location Info


Neptune Park, between Neptune Drive and Walton Road
Clinton, OK 73010

Coordinates: 35.4800287, -98.982901277

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