Pittsburg Scenes - Parks
Below is a list of Parks and Public Grounds with their histories and locations that have been part of the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation. Click on the name of a park and see images and history of that park. If you have any information, memories or other photos to share about these public spaces, please let me know. *Denotes a name change of the park.
 
   
Forest Park
SW of Fourth & Bypass - (1885 - 1903)
Originally a horse track that was turned into an
amusement park & small zoo by W. W. Bell.
Idle Hour Park
Southwest of Pittsburg - (1900 - abt1915)
Located in the vicinity of where the
Crestwood Country Club is today
 
 
Lakeside Park
402 W. Washington - (abt1900 - Present)
Originally part of city founder Franklin Playter's farm and contains
a 3 1/2 acre body of water called Playter's Lake.
Lincoln Park
Ninth & Catalpa - (abt1890 - present)
Founded by the Grand Army of the Republic, a group of
Union Civil War Soldiers, who sold it to the city in 1906.
"Architect's Conception of the New Lincoln Park"
- Pittsburg Headlight, 30 May 1936
 
 
Other Pittsburg Parks & Areas of Recreation
Name of Park Address Dates Size Notes
Broadway & Quincy Park SE Corner Bdwy & Quincy 1929   Mentioned in article Pittsburg Headlight Aug 16, 1929
Deramus Park 1502 Michigan 1956-now 5.6 acres Land leased to the city for $1yr by KCSR
Euclid Circle Park Rose & Euclid 1887-now   First city owned park in Pittsburg
Forest Park
*Paul B. Leffler Park
Fourth & Chestnut 1956-1999
1999-now
1.24 acres Original site of Forest Park School
Jacob's Driving Park NE Corner Elm & Twenty-Fifth 1908-1919    
League Park
*Pittsburg Fairgrounds
2400 N. Broadway 1912-1927
1928-1951
  Current site of Walmart
Schlanger Park Sixth & Stillwell 1938-now 20 acres Named after businessman A. H. Schlanger, who left money in his will for the city to build a park.
Wilderness Park 907 W. McKay 2000-now 102 acres Nature preserve with walking trails and four pits for fishing.
 
 
Pittsburg Sports Team Pictures
Pittsburg Travelers of 1932 Pittsburg Pirates of 1936

 

 
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