Location: Behind Swett's
Size of Park: Small, but not tiny.
Crowds: Very light
Approximate Age of Patrons: From 36 on down
Topics of Conversation: Whether the random steps in the middle of the park were once home to a drinking fountain
Stray Dogs Seen: None
Types of Vehicles in Parking Lots: Only street parking
Perceived Safety: Medium
Number of Gunshots Heard: None
Dog Friendliness: Fine
Number of pitbulls sighted: None
Accessibility: Eh, not bad if you aren't in a wheelchair. Maybe a little difficult if you are.
Incorporation of Local History: None. Sorry, McCissack. You were cool enough for a park to be named after you, but not cool enough for the park to tell anyone why.
Recommended Patrons: Kids and Swett's customers who want to enjoy the nice weather
So I'm a little worried that just saying McCissack Park is right behind Swett's does not actually tell many Pith readers where it is. Here's what you do. Take Charlotte to 28th. This is the road right by that big blue wavy wall. Take that north. Go over the hill. When you start to come back down the hill, you'll see McCissack Park on your right and then Swett's.
McCissack Park is lovely. It's small, but it has picnic tables and a basketball court and good playground equipment. There's some minor graffiti on a back fence, but that's it. The trees are good. The grass was mowed (but bless the mower's heart, he needs to get one of his blades checked, because there are some tall spots, like his blade is either dull or off-balance or something).
There are nice benches and plenty of garbage cans. It's a very satisfying park. It is what it is so nicely.
And the smell. Oh lord, the smell is amazing.
Definitely one to check out.