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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY The late Myra B. Hobbs, a resident of Lawrence, left in her will approximately $70,000 to the City of Lawrence. The money was to be used specifically to purchase land for the purpose of creating a city park. In her will, Mrs. Hobbs directed the City of Lawrence to purchase land existing "east of Massachusetts Street at a location between…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY One of the first community parks in North Lawrence, the Parks and Recreation Department purchased the five acres of Lyons Park $4,500 in 1962. The park was expanded in 1977 with the addition of five more acres that were purchased from Mr. Lawrence Allison for $27,500. The North Lawrence Neighborhood Association contributed $5,000 towards…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY One of the first community parks in North Lawrence, the Parks and Recreation Department purchased the five acres of Lyons Park $4,500 in 1962. The park was expanded in 1977 with the addition of five more acres that were purchased from Mr. Lawrence Allison for $27,500. The North Lawrence Neighborhood Association contributed $5,000 towards…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY Holcom Park is a 31-acre park that was named in remembrance of Louie Holcom, long-time community baseball coach and friend of youth. Dedicated in 1974, sports complex, which can be reached from 25th and Iowa Streets, included four lighted baseball diamonds, with storage, restrooms and concession area, athletic field and a 300 car parking…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY Holcom Park is a 31-acre park that was named in remembrance of Louie Holcom, long-time community baseball coach and friend of youth. Dedicated in 1974, sports complex, which can be reached from 25th and Iowa Streets, included four lighted baseball diamonds, with storage, restrooms and concession area, athletic field and a 300 car parking…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY Holcom Park is a 31-acre park that was named in remembrance of Louie Holcom, long-time community baseball coach and friend of youth. Dedicated in 1974, sports complex, which can be reached from 25th and Iowa Streets, included four lighted baseball diamonds, with storage, restrooms and concession area, athletic field and a 300 car parking…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY Holcom Park is a 31-acre park that was named in remembrance of Louie Holcom, long-time community baseball coach and friend of youth. Dedicated in 1974, sports complex, which can be reached from 25th and Iowa Streets, included four lighted baseball diamonds, with storage, restrooms and concession area, athletic field and a 300 car parking…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY Holcom Park is a 31-acre park that was named in remembrance of Louie Holcom, long-time community baseball coach and friend of youth. Dedicated in 1974, sports complex, which can be reached from 25th and Iowa Streets, included four lighted baseball diamonds, with storage, restrooms and concession area, athletic field and a 300 car parking…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY Lawrence's first oldest park, South Park was part of the original 1854 town site. In the original town plat, South Park, located on Massachusetts Street, covered eight city blocks and was divided evenly into four separate parks - Lafayette Park, Hamilton Park, Washington Park and Franklin Park. The bandstand, or the South Park gazebo, was…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY The Department of the Interior donated this 20-acre park in 1961 to the City, School District, County and Township as part of a parcel of land. The Haskell Institute (now known as Haskell Indian Nations University) held a contest for the park's name in 1959, and Devore Thompson, a student at the school, won with his naming proposal of Broken…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY This 23-acre plot of land was created in two parts. In 1961, the City bought 16 acres of land from Moore Land Inc. to create a neighborhood park. An additional seven acres were purchased in 1977 to create space for the East Lawrence Center, located on the north edge of the park. DESCRIPTION OF PARK Entered from Maple Lane, north of 19th Street,…

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(Information from the Lawrence Parks and Rec. Dept.) HISTORY This 23-acre plot of land was created in two parts. In 1961, the City bought 16 acres of land from Moore Land Inc. to create a neighborhood park. An additional seven acres were purchased in 1977 to create space for the East Lawrence Center, located on the north edge of the park. DESCRIPTION OF PARK Entered from Maple Lane, north of 19th Street,…

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