Mar 31, 2013

The Boat Landing

Getting to the Boat Landing, for six year old boys who lived above the park in 1953, was quite an adventure. There were three other wonderful WPA structures to navigate on the journey. Unfortunately, poor foresight by a previous park director has erased most of the WPA's monuments in Lehigh Parkway. I had the privilege to rescue a portion of two of the structures. This coming Saturday, April 6th, I will have the opportunity to explain what we lost, and how we can save what remains. As the postcard from the mid-50's above shows, the Boat Landing (my name for the structure) was a source of pride for the city and park system. Please join me, and other friends of the park, at the Robin Hood Parking lot at 10:00a.m.

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