Flower Park, named for the ornamental flower beds planted here a century ago, has long been an important feature of the Platt Historic District. As the park developed throughout the early Twentieth Century, so too did Flower Park, serving as the gateway from the town to Sulphur into the park. The Lincoln Bridge was built on the southern edge of Flower Park in 1909 to provide easy access from the town to the mineral springs preserved inside the park.
By the late 1930s it had been redesigned into a pedestrian park with an elaborately designed landscape. The Civilian Conservation Corps built new features that included curving trails, reflecting pools, rock dams, cascades, and a serpentine stream, reminiscent of an “English Romantic Landscape.” The stream and pools were created in Flower Park to allow the use of sulphur water for health and beauty treatments. Visitors applied the sulphur-rich, black mud on their faces and bodies, hoping to cure their ills.
Today Flower Park still serves as an idyllic escape, an ideal place for picnics and small gatherings. Even a short time spent there will make the modern visitor recall the spirit of Park Superintendent J. W. French's statement in 1912, "Just to sit on the banks of this pretty stream and listen to the music of the songs it sings will soothe into the land of dreams the sufferer from insomnia, and make the tired business man forget his cares."