The construction of recreational facilities proved to be an excellent use of work relief labor and funds that benefited while communities. The ERA constructed swimming pools across the state designed to meet the highest standards of health and sanitation. Gymnasiums, grandstands and playing fields were built for the state's high schools. Riddick Stadium at North Carolina State College was built as an ERA project. Parks Development Projects saw the construction of open-air theaters and amphitheaters. Thousands of acres of parks were constructed or improved. The High Point Municipal Park was one of these and saw the addition of a swimming pool, bathhouse, playing fields, picnic area, amphitheater, tennis courts, children's play equipment and facilities for boating and fishing. Relief workers also made improvements to historic sites. Old Fort Raleigh's restoration included the reproduction of the chapel, the wooden palisades and twelve log-type buildings. The Nathaniel Macon house was restored, the grounds graded and a road was built to the historic site.
List of Images:
- Construction of Riddick Stadium at NCSU, 1935.
- Swimming pool and bathhouse at Pullen Park, Raleigh, c. 1934.
- Gymnasium built in Morehead City, c.1934.
- Construction of park in High Point, 1933.
- Beautification of Greenfield Park in Wilmington, c.1934.
- Project application for restoration of Old Fort Raleigh.
- Restoration of Old Fort Raleigh, the gate pillars were later moved.
- Construction of pump house at Old Fort Raleigh, c. 1934.
- Nathaniel Macon House before restoration in 1917, front view.
- Nathaniel Macon House in Warren County, after restoration.