Wennerberg Park

Carlton Historical Tour

Wennerberg Park

Carlton, Oregon 97111, United States

Created By: Visit Carlton


The Wennerberg Park was acquired by the City of Carlton in two pieces. The first piece was given in July 1912 by John Wennerberg. The second property was sold to the city by Wennerberg in July 1915.

The park was popular for picnics and baseball games. Most community events were still held in City Park (Ladd Park). In the 1950s a dirt racetrack was used for occasional auto racing. The park went through a period of disuse, until the early 1970s. The community cleaned it up and staged Fun Days there. Improvements over the years have made Wennerberg Park a crucial facility for the community.

John B. Wennerberg (b. 1842) emigrated from Helsingborg, Sweden in 1871 and was a significant citizen in the early history of Carlton. He served as a sponsor to many Swedish families in their emigration from Sweden to the Carlton area. Mr. Wennerberg lent money to families for building their own farming businesses. Wennerberg was a generous benefactor to the city of Carlton and provided land or funding for several community facilities.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Carlton Historical Tour


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