Hiawatha Williams Recreation Center (formerly Cummings Recreation Center)
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Welcome to Hiawatha Williams Recreation Center (formerly Cummings Recreation Center)!
This facility was completely renovated in 2014 and renamed in March 2022. The Dallas Park Board voted to rename Cummings Recreation Center to Hiawatha Williams Recreation Center after founder of Williams Chicken, Mr. Hiawatha Williams. Mr. Williams is dedicated to improving the lives of those in his community and giving others opportunities to succeed. Here is a previously aired news story on Mr. Williams that illustrates how he continues to serve his community.
The property for the park land where the recreation center was built was purchased by the Recreation department in 1964 from Agnes V. Cummings for $13,500.00 On January 22, 1970 an additional 19,376 sq. ft. of adjoining land was purchased by the Recreation department from James Oliver LaFayette. There were two additional land purchases in 1971 to complete the land acquisitions which then became the Cummings Recreation Center which was dedicated Sunday February 6, 1972.
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Click here to see programs offered at our recreation center.