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Title
Brace Canyon Park Playground 1963
Contributor
(Photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
1963
Contributing Institution
Burbank Public Library
Collection
Burbank Parks and Recreation
Rights Information
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Description
Brace Canyon Park was built at a cost of $112,500 on top of a working reservoir in Burbank's water system. According to the Los Angeles Times, "a nine-inch thick reinforced concrete slab roof over the reservoir with 20 inches of turf on top keeps the children from getting their feet wet." According to Burbank Parks and Recreation Department, the park was opened May 5, 1955, though it wasn't dedicated as Brace Canyon Park until January 25, 1963 after the naming of the surrounding canyon by the U.S. Geological Survey. This photo of a playground area in the park was taken in March 1963, shortly after the park's dedication.
Type
Image
Format
nonprojected graphic
8 x 10 b&w photo
Identifier
islandora:129
local: cco00731
Subject
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Parks--Playgrounds--Park facilities--1960s
Relation
City Clerk's Office

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