Will Rogers Park - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 30.203 W 097° 34.955
14S E 628548 N 3929792
Quick Description: Both the CCC and the WPA worked on the development of this large Oklahoma City park.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 2:54:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMF06A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
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Long Description:
Development of this 118-acre park began in the 1930s as a joint project of the Oklahoma City Parks Department and the National Parks Service, with labor from the CCC and WPA. The CCC cleared trees and brush, pruned, built terraces and dammed two small tributaries of the North Fork River to form two small lakes. The WPA work consisted of many native sandstone structures, including picnic shelters, a wood and stone Rose Arbor, footbridges, low walls and terraces, curbing, gardens, curved roads, and a beautiful amphitheater. These stone structures are still used today and are in excellent condition. The coordinates shown above are at the stone footbridge shown in the gallery.

The northwest portion of the park known as the Will Rogers Park Gardens and Arboretum is a 32-acre area with rolling land, rock terraces, hundreds of native and imported trees, and beautiful gardens, including the formal Charles E. Sparkes Rose Garden.

The picnic pavilion on the south side of the park is a beautiful example of native red sandstone construction, with its stone stairway leading to a tower lookout on the southwest side. Plan to spend several hours here as you walk throughout the gardens and enjoy the WPA-built structures throughout the park.
Project type: Park structure/building (other than lodge)

Date built or created: 1930s

Location: Will Rogers Park

City: Oklahoma City

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

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