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LOCATION
107 Holleman Drive, College Station, TX 77840

DATE ACQUIRED
1954, Old Wayne Smith Park; 1978, Lincoln Recreation Center;
1994-1997, Wayne Smith Youth Baseball Fields

ACREAGE
21.26 Acres - Developed

PARKS ZONE
B

CLASSIFICATION
Community Park
Curfew - 1 to 5 a.m.


PARK DETAILS
In 1998 the Lincoln/Wayne Smith Corridor was renamed to W.A. Tarrow Park in honor of W.A. Tarrow principle of Lincoln High School. This park is formed of Wayne Smith Park, Lincoln Recreation Center and Wayne Smith Baseball Fields. The 2.46 acre site of old Wayne Smith Park, purchased for $1,900 in 1954, was originally designed as a Little League field with bleachers. In 1987, the Parks and Recreation Department completely renovated the park to accommodate a playground, plenty of seating, picnic units and a full lighted basketball court. The renovations to the park in 1994 connected the Lincoln Recreation Center with Wayne Smith Park. Lincoln Recreation Center, acquired by the City of College Station in 1978 for $80,000, originally was constructed as the A&M Consolidated Negro School. W.A. Tarrow Park also includes Wayne Smith Youth Baseball fields, a 10.8 acre athletic park adjacent to the Lincoln Recreation Center, formerly a residential area, with much of the land cleared in 1994. Between 1994-97, the city acquired all of the properties for $316,800, to form one park. These fields are dedicated to Mr. Wayne Smith for his foresight and efforts in establishing the first Little League fields in College Station. Construction was completed in January of 1999.

Originally constructed as the A&M Consolidated Negro School, Lincoln Recreation Center has been utilized at one time or another as a neighborhood center, recreation center, senior citizen’s center, maintenance shop, and was formerly the headquarters for the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. The center now provides a variety of recreational and social services to the citizens of College Station, as well as an indoor gymnasium, 1/3 mile lighted jogging trail, and playground.


AMENITIES
LIGHTED FACILITIES
Restrooms
Shelter/Gazebo
Pavilion
3 Play Units
Jogging/Water Trail - 1/3 Mile
3 Basketball Courts (2 Covered)
3 Baseball Fields
319 Parking Spaces
Public Art

UNLIGHTED FACILITIES
2 Picnic Units, includes Barbecue Pit
Open Play Area
2 Backstops
Spray/Splash Park
GaGa Ball Pit

OTHER
Batting Cages
Lincoln Recreational Center
State Historic Marker- African American Education in College Station

RENTED FACILITIES
3 Baseball Fields
Pavilion

Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 979.764.3486.


CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, call 979.764.3486, email parks@cstx.gov or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

Last updated: 10/17/2017 10:43:32 AM