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Does Anyone Remember Picnic Grove And The Giant Shelter At English Park? (Photo)

When I was younger I lived near English Park for one summer.  We loved riding our bikes to the park and playing games in the giant picnic shelter!  No one I talk to remembers it being there but me!English Park is a 13-acre park with a beautiful view of the river.  Many gather their for our annual Celebration of the 4th of July.

In October 1994, the city put a plan of action together to begin improvements on the park.  Many of the local residents of the area wanted more parking

My friends and I loved going to Picnic Grove and playing in the large shelter located under the trees.  I believe if I remember correctly it was about 3 stories high.  It had lots of picnic tables and was able to hold several families for reunions or parties.  We of course used it for hide and seek, and tag!  I moved away summer 1993 and of course they tore it down not long after that!

Via English Park Master Plan Study
Via English Park Master Plan Study

The City followed through and renovated the park adding a large parking lot, updated playground area, and a large marina for boating and fishing.

Angel Welsh
Angel Welsh

I have to say I sure wish the picnic structure was still there.  It was so much fun!

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