Abilene State Park – Tuscola TX

City:
Tuscola, TX

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Picnic and Other Facilities, Swimming Pools, Water Supply, Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Completed:
1934

Description

“The Civilian Conservation Corps, Roosevelt’s first New Deal recovery program, built the original parts of Abilene State Park, including picnic areas and swimming pool complex. In 1934, the 507 acres were dedicated as a state park.

According to the Taylor County Historical Commission, another CCC company, all black veterans, returned a year later to finish the effort, repairing roads and building a stone water tower.” (Abilene Reporter-News)

Source notes

https://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jun/21/wpa-projects-helped-during-hard-times/

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 7, 2014.

Location Info


150 Park Road 32
Tuscola, TX 79562

Coordinates: 32.23956, -99.88051

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