Sterling Lake Bathhouse and Park – Sterling KS

Description

The lake was developed by the WPA from a commercial sandpit and has functioned as Sterling’s City Park since. A bathhouse and footbridge, plus stone, barrel-style entry markers, enhanced the setting.

Notably, the 1955 movie Picnic featured Sterling Lake as a setting.

Annually, Sterling Lake Park is the site of the community’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration.

Source notes

The local newspaper features an archival photo column called Images of the Past, and has described Sterling Lake as a New Deal-era WPA project.

Project originally submitted by David Wilson on October 27, 2012.

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Location Info


302 E Garfield
Sterling, KS 67579

Coordinates: 38.2027538, -98.20344419999998

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