Braithwaite Park – Braithwaite LA

City:
Braithwaite, LA

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Tennis Courts, Stadiums, Picnic and Other Facilities

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Completed:
1936

Description

Braithwaite Park is “a 32-acre WPA-built recreation area containing picnic grounds, a bathing beach, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a dance pavilion.”

The park, with different amenities, is still in use today.

Source notes

Louisiana: A Guide to the State by the Federal Writers' Project (pg. 496)

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 31, 2014.

Location Info


Louisiana 39
Braithwaite, LA 70040

Coordinates: 29.859383, -89.91437

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