Park and Playground System, Dallas, Texas, 1921-1923 [Annual Report] Page: 19
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OAK LAWN PARK
Located, lHall Street and 31. K. & T. Railway. drea 17Y2 acres.
Acquired 1909. Cost of land, $38,000.00.
As its name implies, the park is lo-
cated in Oak Lawn, which is one of
the high class residence districts of
the City. Turtle Creek flows through
the park. At the lower end a con-
crete dam impounds a beautiful little
lake, upon which there are a number
of swans and other water fowl. Along
the northern edge of this lake, the
Turtle Creek Boulevard is being con-
structed. ()n account of the high r
class of the music furnished, the free
band concerts given in this park are
as extensively patronized by the
wealthy and well-to-do residents of
this district as are the free hand con-
certs given in any other park.
Free moving picture shows four times a
week, and a wading pool and playground for
'iew--Oak La'wn Park
children attract many patrons during the Summer
Location, bounded by fWood, )Young, lHouston and Jcfferson
Streets. Area .918 of an acre.
Ferris Plaza, named in honor of MIr. Royal
A. Ferris, one of the pioneer citizens and leading
business men of Dallas, is a green spot in the
midst of mighty buildings. It is a gateway to
the Union Terminal Station, where it pleasingly
greets the eye of the traveling public. This
little green oasis, with its symmetrical walks and
ornamental lights, is a great advertisement for
Dallas as it is the first impression a visitor gets
of this metropolitan city when he comes out of
the Union Terminal Building.
Located on Swiss Avenue, Oak and Floyd Streets. Area 1 4 acres.
Acquired 1908. Cost of land $9,800.00.
()f all of our small parks, this is one of the
most essential and attractive. It is used by hun-
dreds of children and is considered an important
asset to the section of the City in which it is
located. It contains w alls, ornamental lights, an
artistic fountain and is an example of a com-
pletely developed plaza.
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Dallas (Tex.). Park and Playground System, Dallas, Texas, 1921-1923 [Annual Report], report, 1923; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth129156/m1/23/: accessed September 24, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Municipal Archives.