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An afternoon at Moore Park
by Bill Clough
Oct 26, 2013 | 32 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Monkey bars at Moore Park
Monkey bars at Moore Park
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The Gametime Inc. slide at Moore Park
The Gametime Inc. slide at Moore Park
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The afternoon sun reflects off the swing set in Moore Park
The afternoon sun reflects off the swing set in Moore Park
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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.
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