City Park - Grants Pass, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 42° 25.779 W 123° 19.745
10T E 472930 N 4697534
Quick Description: Riverside Park was known as the City Park and mentioned in Oregon's American Guide Series.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2015 5:45:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMN95V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily
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Long Description:
The CITY PARK on the south bank of the Rogue provides facilities for swimming, boating, tennis, and other sports. The Oregon Cavemen, a social and service club, hold annual festivities and carnivals, in which the members impersonate their primal forbears. The Cavemen claim the marble halls of the Oregon Caves as their ancestral home. Symbolically their food and drink consists of the meat of the dinosaur and the blood of the saber-tooth tiger. The officers of the organization are Chief Big Horn, Rising Buck, keeper of the wampum, Clubfist, Wingfeather, and Flamecatcher. Rogue River is one of the best fishing streams of the nation. Fishing riffles are within a mile of the city, and up and down the river are more than 200 miles of fine fishing waters.

--- Oregon: End of the Trail, 1940

Today, City Park is known as Riverside Park and is the pride of the Grants Pass Parks system. The park features frontage on the Rogue River, playground, rose garden, large mature trees, shelters, a softball field, a soccer field, lots of grass for picnics and play.

During the summer months the park is the home of the Concerts in the Park series. A disc golf course wanders through sections of the park and is another popular feature. There are a number of war memorials in the park as well as a very nice citizen memorial for Glen Wooldridge, known as a riverboat pioneer who is credited with being the first person to maneuver a driftboat from Grants Pass to the Pacific Ocean.

Book: Oregon: End of the Trail

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 326 and 327

Year Originally Published: 1940

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