Recreation Park Facilities – Asheville NC

Recreation Park Skating Rink, Asheville, NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided labor for the construction of multiple facilities at Recreation Park in Asheville, NC. The CWA constructed a barracks at the park, as well as developing a skating rink…. read more

Reynolds Park and Recreation Center – Winston-Salem NC

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) helped construct Salem-Winston’s Reynolds Park and Recreation Center between 1939 and 1940. “A $300,000 proposed municipal park and recreation center at Winston-Salem, N.C., has received final approval in Washington,” a journalist for Park & Recreation… read more

Rhododendron Gardens Park – Asheville NC

Rhododendron Gardens Park, Asheville, NC

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) supplied labor for the development of a “Rhododendron Gardens Park” in Asheville, North Carolina. The project cost was $4,089.29, all footed by the federal government. The location and status… read more

Singletary Lake State Park – Kelly NC

“In 1936, through a federally financed work program, the National Park Service bought portions of the land surrounding Singletary Lake for a recreational demonstration project. One of two projects in North Carolina, the federal government purchased the land at an… read more