Monday, June 6, 2011

Eastland Park: A Review

Posted By on Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 6:07 AM

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In Short

Location: On Douglas, a little way off Gallatin
Size of Park: Large for a neighborhood park
Crowds: Light
Approximate Age of Patrons: All ages
Topics of Conversation: "That storm is coming in fast!"
Stray Dogs Seen: None
Types of Vehicles in Parking Lots: n/a
Perceived Safety: Medium
Number of Gunshots Heard: None
Dog Friendliness: High
Number of pitbulls sighted: Just mine
Accessibility: Fine
Incorporation of Local History: None
Recommended Patrons: Families

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This is a perfectly lovely park. The playground equipment is in great shape and there's a ton of it. The swings looked good. There are plenty of garbage cans. The big grassy area where one might be tempted to run around barefoot was mowed and the grass was beautiful and non-weedy. Teenagers were playing basketball. A family was having a picnic in the pavilion. My dog seemed to find hundreds of things to sniff and pee on.

There are benches and lovely old trees and a paved walking path.

The only thing the park lacks is some kind of incorporation of local history, but I realize that's not important to everyone.

There's not a lot to tell you about this park. It doesn't have any unique features that I noticed. But the grass is soft and it looks like it's easy enough to walk or bike to if you live in the neighborhood.

It does a good job of being what it is — a neighborhood park.

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