Washington Park – Jefferson City MO

Description

This large park sits on both sides of a creek that meanders through the grounds and is crossed by several bridges. The park was developed by the WPA in the 1930s. The Washington Park shelter house on Missouri St was originally an open air structure, but has been enclosed and added onto. The bridge to the baseball field has a WPA insignia in the rock work. A large tennis court is on the east side of the park. Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe played on these courts. Extensive rock wall are found adjacent to the creek for erosion control.

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Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on April 6, 2013.

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Location Info


900 E. Miller St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Coordinates: 38.57634030940621, -92.18946393034668

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