GOVERNOR JIM HOGG CITY PARK

 

Governor Jim Hogg City Park is a 26.7-acre park. Original acreage was deeded by the Wood County Old Settlers Reunion Association in 1946; additional acres were a gift from Miss Ima Hogg in 1970; and earlier some acreage was purchased. The park was opened in 1950. Named for James Stephen Hogg, the state's first Texas-born governor from 1891 to 1895.

 

Stinson Home

 

The Park also is home to the Stinson Home which was built in 1869 and moved 13 miles to its present location in the park in 1969.   The structure contains 95 - 97% of the original lumber. The Honeymoon Cottage is also located in the park, which was the first home of Governor and Sallie Hogg (Sarah Ann Leannah Stinson).  The Old George Bridge was first put to use in the early 1900s and was moved to the park in 1986. The bridge is a pony truss, steel bridge, which is no longer used by bridge builders.  There is also a walking trail and gardens in the rear area of the park, which is maintained by the Friends of the Arboretum.

 

Tabernacle

 

Facilities include; group picnic sites; two group pavilions (one referred to as the tabernacle); restrooms without showers; a playground; and a 1/2-mile nature/interpretive trail (Old Settlers Nature Trail, and a turn-of-the-century iron bridge.

 
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Pavilion Rental

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City Park Guidelines

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RV Rental Rates

 

There are 19 trailer sites (30/50 amp service) at the park  with water, electricity, sewer, and cable TV. Call 903/763-4411 for reservations. Reservations are required for the covered picnic site, concrete picnic table area and tabernacle.

 

An additional permit may be necessary for large events involving the general public (such as fund-raisers, performances, or meetings.) - please contact City Hall at 903/763-2223 for more information.

 

Playground

 

Quitman Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

 

 

 

PO BOX 1855   |   QUITMAN, TX 75783   |   PHONE:  903.763.4045   |   FAX:  903.763.5631