Burnside Avenue Playground Development – East Hartford CT

City:
East Hartford, CT

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Swimming Pools, Paths and Trails, Playgrounds, Landscaping and Tree Planting

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

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted a project “the clearing and grubbing of land on the eastern edge of the Burnside Avenue Playground and installation of drives and walks.” Furthermore, the WPA installed a “new drinking fountain … at the Burnside Avenue Plavground near the tennis courts. This was done in connection with the laying of a new six-inch water feed line for filling the wading pool.”

The park in question is unclear to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Hartford Courant, Nov. 15, 1937 (pg. 7): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/369788701/

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 5, 2023.

Location Info


Burnside Ave.
East Hartford, CT

Location notes: General location marker for Martin Park, a candidate for this work

Coordinates: 41.774590, -72.624653

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