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Wednesday in the Park #4: Baltimore Park

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Which Park?  Baltimore Park

Who Or What Is It Named After? Baltimore Street

Where Is It? 4716 N. Baltimore Street

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Child Area? Yes

Bathroom? No

Amenities? Basketball Court

Overview:

At just under two and a half acres, Baltimore Park is the smallest park I have visited so far for these articles. In fact if you are driving down Baltimore Street towards the water you may notice as much of it is behind a large flat building that is the Ruston Senior Center.

Baltimore Park has been around since 1981. The play area for the children takes up a small corner of the park. It appears to be for smaller children. There big toys with tiny steps and a swing set.

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In another corner of the park you’ll find a paved basketball court with two hoops.

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The rest of the park consists of an occasionally tree-lined gravel trail around a large, flat grass field. The field would be perfect for kite-flying, playing soccer, or sun bathing. Of course since it is close to winter right now, none of that was happening during my visit.

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As parks go, Baltimore Park is about as basic a park as you can get. Nothing particularly good or bad about it. And with Point Defiance nearby this park is definitely a neighborhood park. If you’re here, you probably live in the area or you’re from the attached senior center or the VFW Hall across the street.

– Jack Cameron

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