The Park

Reverchon Park was founded in 1915 on "Woodchuck Hill," straddling Turtle Creek.  First named Turtle Creek Park, it was renamed Reverchon Park after Julien Reverchon (1837–1905) . A well-known botanist and a member of La Reunion Utopian Community, Reverchon had collected more than 2,600 species and 20,000 specimens of Texas plants prior to his death in 1905.

When  city maintenance funds dry up in the 80s & 90s visitors turn away, the park becomes a haven for crime.  So in 1998 Dallas area citizens mobilized and 400 volunteers descend on Reverchon to take the park back from criminals and other unsavory characters and participate in the first cleanup, later named The Reverchon Roundup. 


In 2005 the Friends of Reverchon Park is established, and the group drafts a master plan for the park and to partner with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital to own and continue the Reverchon Roundup!  

Let's keep the Park for the Citizens of Dallas!

 

Reverchon Park: A Rich History

A Bright Future, Part 1

Friends of Reverchon Park Video raising awareness of the park, its history, its unique beauty and the effort, along with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, to revive the park.

 

Reverchon Park: A Rich History

A Bright Future, Part 2

Friends of Reverchon Park Video raising awareness of the park, its history, its unique beauty and the effort, along with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, to revive the park.

 

Reverchon Park 1936 WPA Stonework Restoration Walkthrough

Friends of Reverchon Park video from Ribbon cutting was 10-5-2013.  Dallas should be proud!

 

Rebuilding Historic Reverchon Ballpark in Dallas

Now its time to take the next step to glorifying Dallas’s “Central Park” in line with all of the beautification that surrounds it, such as The Kay Trail, Old Parkland and the resurgence of Victory Park. Its time to place the CAPSTONE!

 

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