The Lake Cliff Historic District includes much of the land that previously served as an early 20th century amusement park. The district is significant at a local level for its association with the development of the Oak Cliff community, and its excellent state of architectural preservation. The historic district is representative of the promotional schemes that early developers of Oak Cliff utilized to encourage greater settlement of the Dallas suburb. The period of significance extends from the construction of the park c.1888 to 1944. The district is significant for its association with efforts to attract residents to the greater Oak Cliff community during its early years and for its architecture. The district is an excellent collection of early 20th century single and multi-family dwellings that typify Oak Cliff's growth in the 1920s and 1930s. Most of the Lake Cliff Historic District lies within the original township of Oak Cliff, officially established on October 31, 1887.