Historic Roadside Park ~ Roberts County, TX
Posted by: YoSam.
N 35° 44.524 W 100° 33.045
14S E 359775 N 3956449
Quick Description: Roadside Parks dot the old US highway system through out the midwest, and Texas has some of the cleanest and best kept.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2009 9:08:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM6RTH
Marker Text: HISTORIC ROADSIDE PARK
The picnic area on US 60 in Roberts County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department - now Texas Department of Transportation. This 1935 park accommodated motorists attending the State's Centennial events in 1936. The park retains original stone entry walls and picnic fixtures.
The Texas Highway Department launched its roadside park program in 1933 to provide safe places for motorists to relax and eat duringtheir travels. Native stone and plantings were often used to create a natural park atmosphere. Today, hundreds of picnic areas and rest areas dot Texas' highways, continuing the State's legacy of safe and convenient roadside parks.