Artist and former owner of Glen allan Park, Elizabeth Berry, sent along the following memories:
"Attached are a couple of my works from the 70's. At the time and before we became environ-mentally aware, kids used to catch frogs for the summer frog race at Glen Allan Park. Often it was the height of their stay as they spent up to a week looking for one. Moms were never far away and sometimes took them out in a boat or canoe and when the children caught a big frog in the net and tossed him in the boat, mom would shriek and jump out. There were, of course, strict rules. No excessive handling or touching the frog and all were carefully watched as they had to go back into the water they came from. Some summers there was a party afterwards with hot dogs in the rec hall. The winners got a trophy and ribbons but all kids got some kind of treat. Then it was rest time before the evening hayride with Charlie Crowe.
The second picture is the spring animals that are still there and being used. Dan and I bought them in 1976 from Paris Playground Equipment and it drained our bank account that year. They have provided thousands of hours of fun for kids (and a few adults), while parents lounged beside them on the beach.