Thursday, July 04, 2024

Legacy of the WPA

Lake Fort Smith State Park

What to know

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Project created work groups during the 1930s Great Depression Era, such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA built public infrastructure like highways, public buildings, dams, and more. The legacy of the WPA lives here at Lake Fort Smith
State Park with their creation of the original 1930s-built dam, lake, and recreation facility that later became the original Lake Fort Smith State Park. Join Park Interpreter Mystina in the visitor center Theater Room to explore the park's WPA legacy and then enjoy a video documentary about FDR and his WPA.



15458 Sheperd Springs Road
Mountainburg, AR 72946-0004