Sure. Bring the parking back to the center by about 10 feet and put a walkway in where the cars are in right now.
Face it, people want to sit in their cars with the headlights pointing in the general direction of the water so they can see the waves crash on the rocks. Dallas from St. Charles to Ogden Pt. is a "people place". So what if a small portion of it has some cars parked up.
It was more of an attraction when they still had the military bunkers on the point, so perhaps we should restore the era of our history.
"During World War I, troops stationed at the ‘Willows” Fairground marched to Clover Point to practice shooting from the ranges to the butts on the point. H.Q. building was located just east of Linden Ave. and the whole area was fenced and topped with barbed wire. This did not last long and there were various openings made in the fence for residents to get to the beach." (Park Office files, April 28, 1967)
Warren did not mention the 800 military personnel camped in Beacon Hill Park in 1916-1917. They lived in wooden barracks and tents in the north end of the Park. Those soldiers undoubtedly marched to the Clover Point Rifle Range for target practice as well.
Warren’s note described soldiers practicing trench warfare along the Dallas Road waterfront:
Edited by Bingo, 11 November 2015 - 06:04 PM.