Springfield park receives national recognition

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 8:45 a.m. CST; updated 9:42 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SPRINGFIELD — Park Central Square in Springfield is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Springfield City Councilman Dan Chiles said the designation might open the door for more federal, state or private foundation grants.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that the designation marks the first time a design from landscape architect Lawrence Halprin has been chosen as a site of national historical significance.

Halprin died in October at the age of 93. He pioneered the concept of bringing concrete, green space and water together in urban settings.

Some of his more famous designs include the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the U.N. Plaza in San Francisco.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.