Nine vintage images of Lake Cliff Park


Lake Cliff Park marks its 100th anniversary as a Dallas City Park this year, and a big celebration is planned for Sept. 20.

The lake itself was built in 1890 as part of a country club, and the park was privately held until 1914.

In the early 1900s, it was the largest cultural/amusement park in Texas with rides, a casino, dance pavilions, three theaters, a restaurant, a pool and a bathhouse.

Check out these nine vintage images, courtesy of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League.

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  1. […] Go here to see more vintage images of Lake Cliff Park, and read our September feature story on how neighbors are working to both preserve and update the park as it turns 100 years old. WANT MORE? Click to sign up for the Advocate’s weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Oak Cliff. […]

  2. […] also are putting together a visual history of the park, and they’ve come up with some amazing old images. But they would like to find more. If you have a picture of the “pineapple fountain,” […]

  3. Jerry July 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Very enlightening. I lived a block away in the 50’s but it had changed a lot by then, prohibition? The park was still great fun and the pool was to live in! I wasn’t aware of this history. Good vibes!

  4. Elise F. July 17, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    One of the flower garden images says Fair Park on it.

  5. Jenni July 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    We are speaking of the same lake cliff park off of Colorado Blvd.? Yeah no kidding! This is my neighborhood!

  6. Jessica Ortiz July 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    so what happened to it?

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