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Galveston developer John Charles League (1849-1916) platted the townsite of League City soon after he purchased property here in 1890. Faced with the competition of an adjacent development known as the city of Clear Creek, League personally directed the planning of his town. Through his efforts, land was set aside for a school, a church, and this park. Provided for in a land sale to the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad, League Park was established in 1895. League’s improvements to the site included oak trees for the landscaping and construction of a two-story bandstand, which was later rebuilt after a destructive 1900 hurricane. For many years League Park served as the center of the community’s political, cultural, and recreational interests. Activities here included campaign speeches, medicine shows, revivals, and traveling shows. In the summers the League City Band held concerts while local ladies sold ice cream from the lower floor of the bandstand. During World War I League Park was the scene of Red Cross rallies and activities. During the American Bicentennial Celebration, local residents funded a new bandstand. Other improvements included landscaping by the League City Garden Club.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark — 1981
Marker Number - 7514; Marker Size - 27” x 42"

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