Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Fort Worth Parks book now available!
They're here! They're here!
We are pleased to announce that we have the new Fort Worth Parks book available for sale in our Museum Store. Completed to celebrate and commemorate Fort Worth's Parks and Community Service's 2009 Centennial, the book details the history of Fort Worth's award-winning park system (of which Log Cabin Village is a part), complete with dozens of historic photographs.
Fort Worth sits on a blend of timber and prairie land that is transected by the Trinity River and its tributaries. These physical attributes invited the creation of parks to preserve scenic landscapes and to provide Fort Worth residents with access to nature. Generous land donations as well as the foresight of city leaders allowed for the acquisition of park land, particularly after the formation of the park department in 1909. Local architects and such well-known names as George E. Kessler, Hare and Hare, Philip Johnson, and Lawrence Halprin have left a rich legacy of nationally recognized parks and recreational amenities. These include the Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Water Gardens, Heritage Plaza, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, and Fort Woof, the city’s first dog park.
In celebration of the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department centennial, local historian Susan Allen Kline and Parks and Community Services Department staff have selected historic photographs and other images from public and private collections to illustrate the development of the city’s parks and recreation facilities. The volume also features an introduction by Richard Zavala Jr., the department’s director.
Stop by the Village and purchase your copy today!