Lake Cliff Park Improvements – Dallas TX

City:
Dallas, TX

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Picnic and Other Facilities

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

Started:
1938

Completed:
1943

Designer:
M. C. Kleuser and George Christensen (Stone shelter)

Description

The site, originally developed in 1906 as an amusement park, was acquired by the City of Dallas in 1914. The park encompasses 44 acres and a large lake. Works Progress Administration (WPA) sponsored improvements included construction of a stone picnic shelter in 1938, roque court, retaining wall, paving, picnic units, a bridge, and extensive landscaping. Perhaps the most visible WPA features are the rose garden and pavilions, constructed 1940-1943. The pavilions and shelter were restored in 2009.

Source notes

https://www.artsjournal.com/aestheticgrounds/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/parkPavilions-map.pdf https://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/cso/archives/Exhibits/NewDealDallas/NewDealimages.html

Site originally submitted by Larry Moore on June 29, 2014.

Location Info


1200 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75203
Dallas County

Coordinates: 32.7573318, -96.82171

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