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Creek Association and the Dallas Theater Center
Some of the improvements already scheduled
included new entrances to the Katy Trail from the
park and new lights at the ballpark.
Michael Milliken, president of the Oak Lawn
Committee, said he considers the revitalization of
Reverchon Park to be essential to upgrading the
quality of life in Oak Lawn.
"Reverchon has not received enough attention
lately, and this is a good way to get attention back
on it," Milliken said. "It's a very valuable
resource for the neighborhood and the communi-
ty as a whole."
White said Friends of Reverchon Park will co-
host the annual "Reverchon Round-Up" with the
Scottish Rite Hospital on March 4. The event,
started by the hospital eight years ago, invites the
community to help clean up the park in the morn-
ing and celebrates the work's end with lunch in
"It's a way of getting people acquainted with
the park," White said. "It's really amazing in the
last eight years since the hospital started doing it
how much nicer the park looks."
Reverchon Park was established in 1915 when
the Dallas Park Board bought 36 acres from the
John D. Cole estate. It was envisioned to be the
Central Park of Dallas and was named after
"Reverchon has not received enough
attention lately, and this is a good way
to get attention back on it. It is a very
valuable resource for the
neighborhood and the community as a
Michael Milliken, president,
Oak Lawn Committee
Julien Reverchon, a well-known local botanist
who died in 1905.
In the 1930s the Works Progress
Administration built a working well, iris garden
amphitheater, stone pathways, steps and vistas
that are still in place today. The park was expand-
ed to 46 acres in 1951.
Rebecca Covell, left, and Marty Malliton celebrated the ninth anniversary of their holy union this month. Malliton
continues to develop her career in the car business while Covell practices law in Oak Lawn. The Malliton-Covells
make their home in northwest Dallas.
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, February 17, 2006, newspaper, February 17, 2006; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238896/m1/11/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.