IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY OF HOUSTON’S COVID-19 ORDER, EMANCIPATION PARK INDOOR AND MOST OUTDOOR FACILITIES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

ALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FOR COVID-19 PARK UPDATES CLICK HERE.

Additions From Great Depression: 1938 – Emancipation Park Conservancy

Additions From Great Depression: 1938

In 1938-39, the Great Depression’s Public Works Administration (PWA) constructed on the park site, a recreation center, swimming pool and bathhouse designed by prolific Houston architect William Ward. The landscape plan, by Hare & Hare of Kansas City, Missouri, was rendered in pencil on tissue paper. It was originally drawn on May 31, 1938, and revised on October 17 of the same year.

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