Monkey bars at Moore Park
The Gametime Inc. slide at Moore Park
The afternoon sun reflects off the swing set in Moore Park
BLINK AND YOU ALMOST CAN MISS MOORE PARK, one acre nestled among South Adams, Moore and Sarah streets. It is the epitome of a neighborhood park, complete with a school bus stop. Many a basketball has passed through its metal hoops, and many a youngster has braved the 12 steps to the top of its Gametime slide (Litchfield, Mich., started in 1928; still in business) or swung on the park’s swings. A few have etched their names in the wooden picnic table but a modern table, protected from the sun by a shade tree, is a lot more difficult, the surface not solid but porous. Monkey bars challenge those who are challenged by height. It’s a brave park, in a way, protected by a neighborhood watch sign and neighbors who watch. But with the start of school, cobwebs across the swings and the slide are testament to inactivity.