Reverchon Park

Entrance to Reverchon Park photographed on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Dallas.

Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News

Reverchon Park in Oak Lawn

3505 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

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Land for Reverchon Park, which is bisected by Turtle Creek, was purchased by the city in 1914 for $31,128. It opened the next year as Turtle Creek Park and was later renamed for the French-born naturalist Julien Reverchon, a member of the La Reunion colony. In the 1930s, the city directed New Deal funds toward an extensive parks beautification program intended to make the city a showplace. For Reverchon, this meant the introduction of a series of stoneworks, including the floral amphitheater known as the Iris Bowl, a fountain entry and a picturesque bridge over Turtle Creek. The masterstroke of the project was Hillside Terrace, a trail network of meandering stone stairwells, lookouts and seating spaces that cling to the park's bluff, providing shade, privacy and views. The park also features a baseball diamond and a state-of-the-art playground accessible to children of all levels of ability. From staff reports

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