- Stevens Point, WI
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Marinas and Aquatic Parks, Lodges, Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers, Paths and Trails, Bathhouses
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
Bukolt Park was originally known as Water Works Park:
“As with Iverson and Goerke Parks, Water Works Park got its big push during the recovery period of the 1930s when WPA construction was at its peak.
Major improvements included landscaping, parkways, fireplaces, beautification of the lagoon including bridges and in 1935 and 1936 construction of the bathhouse, beach area, ramps and a diving tower. A large lodge built in the park was completed in 1940.
On May 5, 1936, the council renamed the park the John J. Bukolt Park in honor of the founder of the Automatic Cradle Manufacturing Company, now Lullabye Furniture Corporation.” (https://stevenspoint.com)
Site originally submitted by Sheila Collins on December 11, 2015.
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