Historic Preservation

Pike Park

​​2807 Harry Hines Blvd

Pike Park, originally called Summit Play Park, was established in 1913 to create a recreation area for children in a neighborhood that was rapidly changing from residential to industrial use. The area around the park was originally settled in the 1890s by Eastern European Jewish refugees who were attracted to the inexpensive land in what was then a city-sanctioned red-light district. In its early days, the neighborhood was known by several names – Frog Town, Little Jerusalem, and Goose Valley. In 1911, thousands of Latin Americans fleeing the Mexican Revolution moved into the cramped ten block boundary of Frog Town. The neighborhood then became known as Little Mexico and, along with Pike Park, remained the cultural heart of the Mexican American community in Dallas for decades to come.   

Designations: Dallas Landmark (2000)

Further Research:
Pike Park Landmark Nomination Form - Available by request