Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Great Park Adventure - Forestry Tower

Yesterday, we took our park adventure down Beach Blvd., to Forestry Tower park! There were a few people who seemed to, umm, live there, so buyer beware! ;)

The park was pretty clean and shady, and there are lots of walking paths and benches. Some of the playground equipment was in disrepair, but they have great sticks on the ground to be used as weapons, so the kids were happy! ;)

This car is badly bent onto its side. There was obviously a wreck.

Are these the HIGHEST swings you've ever seen!?!?!

I saw this from the back first, and thought, "What on earth is that!?!?"

It's a caterpillar to climb! DUH.

This is inside a little playhouse.

And I don't know what this is, but there is nothing but gross-ness pooled inside it.

THE forestry tower! From the park's website - "The name derives from a former fire lookout tower that rises 100 feet above the grounds. It was called the Flagler Fire Tower (Henry Flagler’s FEC Railway line to the beach passed adjacent to the property) after being moved to the site by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938, and renamed the Southside Fire Tower in 1959. The property also contained a residence for the fire lookout (later mobile homes). But the Division of Forestry closed the operation in 1992, and through the efforts of the area’s residents and neighborhood associations, and City Councilman Howard Dale, the site was designated a local landmark in 1996. The city purchased the tract for a park the next year, and today it presents a very picturesque setting, with high elevation and many pine, oak, and cedar trees."

Here is the park's website, and its amenities are listed below.

Park Amenities

Bike racks1
Car Parking14
Drinking Fountain
Perimeter Site Fencing
Picnic shelters1
Picnic Tables6
Playground Equipment7
Security Lighting
Trails Paved (Miles)0
Trash Barrels5

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