Work was recently completed at Historic Quanah City Park to restore many areas of stonework in the park including parts of the perimeter wall and the creek retaining wall. Over recent years, there were several places that had significant damage that were sustained during storms and from other erosion. The work completed by Bobby White and his team was focused on those places in most serious need of repair and restoration.
In addition to the planning of activities and upgrading amenities in the park, Quanah Friends of the Park is dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the park. It is with that goal in mind that Friends of the Park was actively involved in seeking recognition for the park to be included on the list of Most Endangered Places by Preservation Texas in 2021. Following that recognition by Preservation Texas, funding was sought to begin work restoring the historic rock structures in the park.
In March 2023, through the Koch Companies Community Fund, Georgia-Pacific Corporation provided a contribution that allowed for this initial work to be completed. In addition to that funding, other contributions from individual donors made to the E. Eugene Johnson Memorial Foundation for Quanah Friends of the Park, were also included to provide sufficient funding for this phase of restoration.
While this is a time to celebrate the work already completed, it is also a time to continue to raise awareness of the continued need to complete additional work to preserve and restore more of the historical stone infrastructure in the park. Friends of the Park will continue in its efforts to seek out additional sources of funding to continue with more restoration activities.