Jenn at West of the 5th posted this yesterday:
Marshall and Forest Bank
Included in that post were a few shots of
days-gone-by playground equipment.
Seeing this reminded me of a one-of-a-kind
piece of playground equipment here in
Medicine Hat, Alberta that has been a part
of many children's lives.
It sits in the playground of the over one
hundred year old Central Park. This Slide
Whale, installed circa 1957-1958, is made
of formed concrete and has had several
different colour schemes, the original and
my personal favourite being black and
white like an orca. I was informed today
that it should get a new coat of paint
next year. That's a good thing.
The park itself is a full city block in size
and always looks inviting with its mature
trees and large expanse of lawn. An older
Ohio Buckeye Tree, fifty years plus and
just changing to its fall colours, is also a
resident of the park. In the winter it's a
great place to make snow angels.
Thanks for the reminder, Jenn.
Photographed on September 26, 2017.