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|Title: Woodland Park|
Artist: Hughes, Langston
Woodland Park Entry, Prairie Ave. and Twelfth St.
This is the entry to the overgrown site of Woodland Park The grassy area is where a baseball diamond was located in later years. Today, trails lead east into the riverside park, and the former site of Woodland Park rides is south of the main hiking trail. At the east end of the trail, a raised oval roadbed could be the former track for horse races.
This was an extensive site of amusement rides, bandstand, and concession buildings. During World War I, army troops bivouacked here. The Red Cross was housed in a park building during the war.
Woodland Park is almost completely forgotten, except for a few photographs and stories from Lawrence residents. Elfriede Fischer Rowe recalls early 20th century expeditions to this park in Wonderful Old Lawrence, as well as a recreation area at Lakeview.