#ThrowbackThursday Dunn Park circa 1937 #KCParks125Wilbur Dunn (1864 - 1939) was the first Superintendent of Kansas City’s Park and Boulevard Department. He served in that capacity from 1904 until his death in 1939. Today, that position is called the Director of the department.Mr. Dunn started with the newly created Park Department in 1896 as a surveyor working under George Kessler, the department’s landscape architect. Under Mr. Dunn’s guidance, the park and boulevard system grew considerably. His abilities were recognized and he was kept on as Superintendent throughout mayoral administrations of varying political parties and influence.In 1938, a park at 67th and The Paseo was named for Wilbur Dunn. Here’s a picture of walkways being built by W.P.A. (the Federal program of Works Progress Administration) workers. #WPA #TBT #KCParks @historickc @kcmolandmarks | KC Parks Instagram Photos

#ThrowbackThursday Dunn Park circa 1937 #KCParks125Wilbur Dunn (1864 – 1939) was the first Superintendent of Kansas City’s Park and Boulevard Department. He served in that capacity from 1904 until his death in 1939. Today, that position is called the Director of the department.Mr. Dunn started with the newly created Park Department in 1896 as a surveyor working under George Kessler, the department’s landscape architect. Under Mr. Dunn’s guidance, the park and boulevard system grew considerably. His abilities were recognized and he was kept on as Superintendent throughout mayoral administrations of varying political parties and influence.In 1938, a park at 67th and The Paseo was named for Wilbur Dunn. Here’s a picture of walkways being built by W.P.A. (the Federal program of Works Progress Administration) workers. #WPA #TBT #KCParks @historickc @kcmolandmarks

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