- San Francisco, CA
- Site Type:
- Parks and Recreation, Athletic Courts and Fields, Recreation Halls
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) gave Jackson Park a facelift during the 1930s, or what the City Engineer called “General repairs and dressing up” (Healy, p. 58). We have no evidence on what, if any, traces remain of the WPA work.
The park’s recreation hall and ballfields were created by the SF Parks and Recreation Commission many year earlier and Jackson Park is where Major League baseball star Tony Lazzeri practiced as a kid.
The WPA worked on many of the city’s parks and playgrounds during the New Deal.
Healy, Clyde E. San Francisco Improved: Report of Clyde E. Healy, Assistant City Engineer - City of San Francisco and Coordinator of W.P.A. Projects, Period October 10, 1935 to August 31, 1939. San Francisco., 1939.
Christopher ver Planck and Donna Graves, Draft San Francisco New Deal Historic Context Statement: Rebuilding the City, 1933-1943. For Historic Planning Commission, Department of City Planning, San Francisco CA. 2020. p. 95.
Site originally submitted by Shaina Potts on August 12, 2009.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.
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