Featured Parks

June Featured Park

 

For June, the featured park, is going to be about J. Bernard White Park. And how the park got its name and why we dedicated this park to him.

 

John Bernard White was a local business man here in Hutchinson. He joined the armed forces at the start of World War I.

J. Bernard White Park constructed in 1922, is on the corner of 5th Avenue and Brookside. Lieutenant John Bernard White who served in the 38th infantry during World War I. The bridge located near by the park was also named after John Bernard White.

In 1920, J. Bernard White Bridge was one of three that year to be named after men from Hutchinson who lost their lives in World War I.  The bridge is featured in one of the photos below.