Sterling Lake Park and Arch Bridge
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.
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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