Lake Leatherwood Park

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Lake Leatherwood Park Historic District
Lake Leatherwood Park Historic District, Office.JPG
Office and restroom building
Location Bet. US 62 and AR 23 at Leatherwood L., Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Area 1,600 acres (650 ha)
Built 1942 (1942)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Rustic
MPS Facilities Constructed by the CCC in Arkansas MPS
NRHP reference # 98001346[1]
Added to NRHP November 24, 1998

Lake Leatherwood Park is a municipal park on the north side of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The park covers 1,600 acres (650 ha), and its centerpiece is Lake Leatherwood, a 100-acre (40 ha) body of water created by the Lake Leatherwood Dam, which impounds West Leatherwood Creek. The dam, along with roadways, recreational facilities, and other elements of the park, were built in the 1930s by work crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with funding from the federal government's Soil Conservation Service.[2]

The park is the subject of several listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Those recreational facilities built by the CCC in the 1930s were listed in 1992; the dam was also nominated at that time, but it was never formally listed, and its listing is recorded by the National Park Service as pending. The entire park was listed as a historic district in 1998.[1]


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