Municipal Archives

Dallas Department of Park and Recreation Construction and Concessions, 1923-1940

​Collection 1995-026


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorDallas Park and Recreation Department
TitleDallas Department of Park and Recreation Construction and Concessions
Quantity2 linear feet
AbstractBids for Dallas Park Department Construction and Concessions.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection contains bids and job specifications for products and services utilized in the development of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s system of parks, golf courses, and other recreational facilities.  Both construction bids and commodity bids are represented. 

Goods or commodity bidding is bidding by a business to be the supplier of goods such as pool towels or park benches.   Construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal (tender) to undertake, or manage the undertaking of, a construction project.  The process starts with a cost estimate of materials and labor.

The collection includes a wide variety of letterhead correspondence, providing insight into firms doing business with the City of Dallas during the 1920s and 1930s.  It also provides evidence of the materials used in park construction projects.


Collection is organized by job package.


Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Dallas Department of Park and Recreation Construction and Concessions, 1923-1940 (Box <x>,Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Government purchasing -- United States
Public contracts -- United States

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Cars, 1929
 2Trucks, 1929
 3Cars, 1930
 4Alamo Park wiring, 1925
 5Trucks, 1931
 6Small parks and Kennie Taylor's stand, 1938
 7Playground apparatus, 1930–1931
 8Playground apparatus, 1930
 9Cars, 1930
 10Four-door sedans – White Rock, 1930
 11Bathing suits, 1930
 12Bathing suits, 1931
 13Park benches, 1930
 14Concessions, 1938-1939
 15Benches, 1929
 16Ferris Plaza, 1938–1939
 17Negro parks concessions, 1938 - 1939
 18Craddock Park, 1924
 19City Park – greenhouse, 1932
 20Pipe and fittings, 1930
 21Wading pools, 1924, 1928
 22Walks, 1929
 23Comfort stations – Herndon and Wahoo Parks, 1932
 24City Park - lighting system, 1921
 25Buckner Park
  Cole Park
  Coal, 1929
  Blaylock Drive curb, 1922
  Craddock Park comfort station, 1925
  Ferris Plaza concessions, 1935
  Wading pool fences, 1930
  Wading pool fences, 1924.
  Randall Park pool fence, 1928
  Fair Park paving – Exposition Avenue through Park, 1926
  Fair Park Auditorium heating and ventilating, 1925
  Fair Park Auditorium electrical, 1925
  Fair Park Auditorium construction, 1925
  Museum cases, 1936
  Fair Park pool filtration, 1926
  Fair Park pool, 1926
  Ferris Plaza wiring for fountain, 1924
  Chlorination – Fair Park pool, 1930
  Hay and oats, 1930
  Hay, 1929
  Gill Well curb and gutter, 1927
  Steel lockers – golf course, 1924
  Grauwyler – shelter-museum, 1932
  Kiest Park field house, 1932
  Kiest Park walks and paving, 1932–1933
  Kiest Park paving bids, 1934
  Kiest Park water line, 1932
  Hall Street – bath house, 1929
  City Park well house, 1930
21Lake Cliff pool – laundry concessions, 1923-1924
  Laundry [pools] – 1922 - 1940
  Lake Cliff "rose house," 1930
  Lagow Park shelter house, 1931
  Curb, gutter, and walks – Blaylock Drive, 1923
  Lake Cliff drink stand, 1929
  Lake Cliff – shelter over pool, 1925
  Lake Cliff – bath house painting, 1925
  Lake Cliff – awning over pool, 1924
  Lake Cliff – additions and shelter, 1925
  Lake Cliff – walks at Zang and Colorado, 1925
  Lake Cliff – chlorination, 1928
  Lake Cliff – retaining wall, 1929
  Lake Cliff – retaining wall, 1929 (2)
  Lake Cliff – retaining wall, 1929 (3)
  Lake Cliff – shelter over pool, 1925
  Lake Cliff – shelter over pool, 1925 (2)
  Lake Cliff – shelter over pool, 1925 (3)
  Lake Cliff – shelter over pool, 1925 (4)
  Lake Cliff – shelter over pool, 1925 (5)
  Marsalis Park drives, 1933
  Marsalis Park keeper's house, 1934
  Forest Park [Marsalis] concrete bridge, 1924
  Forest Park [Marsalis] wading pool, 1924
  Marsalis Park miniature golf course lighting, 1930
  Marsalis Park curbs and gutters, 1928
  Marsalis Park lighting system, 1928
  Playground apparatus, 1931
  Mowers, 1928
  Pipes and fittings for tennis courts, 1929
  Pike Park retaining wall, 1925
  Oak Grove Golf Course clubhouse lockers, 1923
  Oak Grove Golf Course plumbing, 1923
  Reverchon Park walks along Maple Avenue, 1928
  Randall Park comfort stations, 1924
  Reverchon Park drink stand, 1928
  Wading pool fences, 1930
  Drinking fountains [including McClellan Memorial Fountains], 1933
  Laundry concessions, 1925-1937
  Turtle Creek Boulevard curbs and gutters, 1925
  Tietze Park rock, 1931
  Reverchon Park grandstand and comfort station, 1924
  Reverchon Park wiring, 1925
  Shelter houses – Kiest, Lake Cliff, Stevens, 1934
  Storage station, 1923
  House removal, 3116 Nussbaumer, 1929