Location: On top of the Metro Center Levee
Size of Park: Big. Not BIG big, but big
Approximate Age of Patrons: Not quite 30
Topics of Conversation: "I better be getting lunch out of this."
Stray Dogs Seen: None
Types of Vehicles in Parking Lots: A lot of white vehicles, weirdly
Perceived Safety: High
Number of Gunshots Heard: None
Dog Friendliness: Medium low.
Number of pitbulls sighted: Just mine
Accessibility: Pretty good, if you don't need to rest frequently
Incorporation of Local History: None
Recommended Patrons: People braver than me
This should not keep you away from the Greenway, though. I have an intense phobia about heights, so trying to get up the ramp to get on top of the levee, which is a lovely, not-very-steep incline which most folks can handle with no problem, apparently causes huge anxiety attacks in me.
But, I have thoroughly investigated the greenway from the bottom of the levee and it seems quite lovely. I regularly see bikers and walkers and joggers up there.
I asked him especially to try to determine if the strange structure a little way from the start of the path perhaps marked the south side of the old Buena Vista Ferry. He said there was nothing on the structure to indicate that this was the case and, upon taking a good look at the other side of the river, which has rocky cliffs directly across, that the ferry must have been just a hair farther west, where the north bank comes more gently towards the river.
Anyway, this is a part of the park system I will not enjoy without drugs, but it seems very nice from the safety of low ground.