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So Much to See #12 (3/16/2008)


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It still surprises me when I find places in town that I haven't come across before. This week's picture is of one such place. Most of the pictures I post have at least some quality that draws my eye to them from among those that I take. Not so this week. It's kind of a drab photo taken on an overcast day.What did draw me this week was that this is a place I didn't know existed.

I don't often make it to the part of town where it is located. No, it's not really anything special. It's just a little different. Some place you wouldn't notice if it wasn't in your neighborhood...and maybe not even then.So this week, I'll give a few hints. It isn't a Lawrence landmark, like Hobbs field, the Castle Tea Room, or the locomotive in the "Train Park" . Nor is it located on a major street.It has a name, but I'd never heard of it before, even though I've spent most of my adult life living here in Lawrence. It is located in a quiet section of town. I suspect it doesn't see many visitors. But today, one of the last few grey days of winter, it was there.

Today I went looking for something I hadn't seen before--and I found it.

Same rules as always

Somehow the trees remind me of those from The Wizard of Oz , with their arms/limbs reaching upward.


Here is the complete picture. Click to see a larger image:

I still think it would be scary walking among those trees on a dark, stormy night.Patty and Dorothy had the right idea, but Cody is the one who named the park:


Paul Decelles 10 years, 3 months ago

Hmmm I am thinking some where in East Lawrence one of those streets of off 15th perhaps?

mom_of_three 10 years, 3 months ago

Maybe part of Edgewood park, but I haven't been there in a while.

Pattie Johnston 10 years, 3 months ago

Wild guess but perhaps the little park over near Kansas or Nebraska streets. I'm not sure of the street names there.

jsuede 10 years, 3 months ago

You can see some houses in the background... Is it over on N. Michigan? Past the bridge and around the curve?

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 10 years, 3 months ago

Is this the little park in the Brookside neighborhood. East of Checkers, south of 23rd?

Cody Howard 10 years, 3 months ago

Park Hill Park? 24th and Vermont, basically. What Pattie said.

mom_of_three 10 years, 3 months ago

it has grills....

can't wait to find out where it is

Casey_Jones 10 years, 3 months ago

Oh oh oh! I think I know this one... Park Hill Park?

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