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!
The City followed through and renovated the park adding a large parking lot, updated playground area, and a large marina for boating and fishing.
I have to say I sure wish the picnic structure was still there. It was so much fun!