Reverchon Park

Reverchon Park is located in Oak Lawn, Dallas, Texas. It was named after Julien Reverchon.

Turtle Creek is a tributary to the Trinity River. The park is located along its borders. Its main entrance can be found at Maple Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard.

Reverchon Park was built in 1915 and is one of the oldest parks within the city. It was originally called Turtle Creek Park. In honor of Julien Reverchon (1837-1905), who was a botanist and member of La Reunion Utopian Community, Reverchon Park was renamed Reverchon Park.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Reverchon was notoriously crime-ridden in the 80s and 1990s. However, a revitalizion project that began in 1998 transformed Reverchon into one the most successful parks in Dallas.

From 1977 to 1980, the Southern Methodist University baseball team played in the ballpark before the baseball program was disbanded following the 1980 season.

Reverchon Park covers 46 acres (0.19km2) and offers 40 recreational and leisure programs for residents, including tutoring, health screenings, tutoring and yoga. The park is also home to tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball fields.

The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the City of Dallas designed a playground in the park that is accessible to all children.

The park is surrounded by a section of the Katy Trail, which is a recreational rail trail. It connects to parks within the Trinity River Project.

Reverchon Park is a 3,500-capacity 1920s-era baseball park that is used for amateur and high-school baseball teams. From 1977 to 1980, it was the home pitch for Southern Methodist University baseball.

Plans were announced in July 2018 for a multi-purpose stadium at the park that would host a Dallas franchise of the independent Southwest League of Professional Baseball. It would also host local high school playoff games, amateur leagues and the Mexican Baseball League. The Southwest League had never played a game. In January 2020, the Dallas City Council approved a renovation plan by Donnie Nelson, the Dallas Mavericks general manger. Nelson was also the owner of the Texas AirHogs of independent American Association. The $10 million plan included new seating and artificial turf, locker rooms and dugouts, concessions, and restrooms. It was designed to accommodate professional and amateur soccer, lacrosse and rugby players. The plan was reported to have been abandoned by Nelson's group in October 2020 after they failed to submit documentation by the September 30 deadline.

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