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Willow Creek Park

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1933, WPA. Parkway Dr. and S. 1st St.
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

The first WPA project in Colorado created a park and provided flood control along Willow Creek. A tapering, Decoesque 28-foot-high observation tower constructed of the local sandstone commemorates Zebulon Pike's camp near here (1806). The WPA also endowed this park with a rustic native stone and viga community/recreation building and a monumental outdoor picnic deck and outdoor fireplace.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Willow Creek Park", [Lamar, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 385-385.

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