Saturday, October 25, 2008

Morning in Burnet Woods

This post is dedicated to my mom who would have been 74 today.

I was trying to think of a 'Cincinnati' thing to do and I remember my mom taking us to Burnet Woods and going to the slide. She mentioned that she would come here as a child and at one time, her cousins worked at the snack stand adjacent to the pond. So Happy Birthday Mom! Yes, every day is Mother's Day.

Trailside Nature Center (1939 - 40)
R. Carl Freund, Architect

WPA Slide (1940)

Ok, so I had to ride down . . .

(Nope, no one was around.)


Anne said...

The slide has eaten many a pant! (Or "many a pants?") They coated it with something that makes it less of a seat-hazard.

Moving back here after a 20 year absence makes me notice what's changed for better and for worse. The Trailside Museum -- way better! We love it!

Wish they'd bring back skating and peddle boats on the pond tho.

Randy Simes said...

The slide could definitely be a lot better.

CityKin said...

I think the paint they put on it made it much slower, The bare concrete with a piece of cardboard worked the best.

ekalb said...

If you look around there is usually a stray piece of cardboard near the slide. Unless someone thought they were being helpful and put it in the garbage!

Anne said...

OH -- why didn't this win a Queenie?

Also, just learned that the Trailside Museum has one of the oldest (the oldest?) planetarium west of the Alleghenies.

Idea: do a series on WPA-built stuff!