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1950s - Stough Park Day Camp Picnic
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Burbank Public Library
Burbank Parks and Recreation
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
Stough Park day campers pose for a group photo with slices of watermelon in the park’s picnic area. According to the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department, Stough Canyon Park originated in 1916 as a gift to the city of over 128 acres to be used exclusively as public parkland from real estate developer Oliver J. Stough. Improvement of the upper portion, known as “Inspiration Point,” began in 1934 and, by 1950, included facilities for picnics and camping as well as a wading pool. The summer day camp program for children ages 8-12 ran from 1951 to 1956 and included hikes, nature study, crafts, games, and a weekly cookout. The program was ended and most of the other amenities were closed or removed by 1958 as the city appropriated additional surrounding land and began construction of the nearby DeBell golf course.
nonprojected graphic
8¼ x 10 b&w print
local: cco01400
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--1950s--Picnics--Boys--Children--Day camps--Girls--Men--Mountains--Trees--Watermelons--Women
City Clerk's Office

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