Parks and Recreation Volume 3

Parks and Recreation Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...and maintained by individuals, with no restrictions as to cost, character, standards of maintenance or location, the results are unsatisfactory to the public and to the boat owners. For, while some build well and attractively, others build flimsy structures, without paint, and these soon become tipsy, owing to decayed and broken piers and foundations. Such a line of houses soon develops all degrees of delapidation and unsightliness. In the study of the plan for Harrisburg, Pa., this question of providing boat-houses and dressing-rooms for those who would use the river basin for recreation purposes was one of the difficult problems. This river basin was established a few years ago by the construction of the dam across the Susquehannah, a little below the center of the city. From the dam upriver past all the thickly settled river frontage are long, curving lines of steps leading from the water to a wide concrete walk that forms a continuous shore promenade. Above this promenade is a steep bank that formerly was a rubbish dump for the most part, but that is now covered with attractive vegetation. From the promenade and the steps at the shore and from the walk in the riverside park at the top of the bank, great numbers of people can enjoy the outlook over the river basin with its many attractive islands, and over the water events and festivals. An especially notable event was the Kipona of 1918, in which it was estimated that 50,000 people took part as participants or spectators. The conditions in the Susquehannah, as stated above, made it impracticable to establish boat-houses or bath-houses along the shore. The existing boat-houses are far up the bank in order to be above the average high water level, yet even there they are not above the extreme...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595769
  • 9781236595768