For as long as I can recall, this cute little building has graced the grounds of Riverside Park. It's always reminded me of a Chinese Style Building - a Pagoda in the park. I don't know what it's original purpose was, or what it's used for currently. All I know - is it is probably remembered by many who have been to this city park. I bet Steve Buser of New Orleans remembers it. It's not far from the Rocket Slide, and is near the area where Wichita's original zoo was located. It was a little zoo, with very few animals. It had aligators, monkeys, bears, and an assortment of birds. Most of the animals who had called this park their home, were relocated to Wichita's Sedgwick Co Zoo, when it was built. But, some animals still reside in a Kansas Wildlife exhibit in Riverside Park. I'm so impressed with the way this park has been maintained, and added to throughout the years. It's certainly one of Wichita's finest.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
When I was a child, riding along the country roads in our car, and would spot a clump of cat tails beside a pond - - I would ask "can I get out and get a cat tail?" Sometimes, if time allowed, I was allowed. I would take it to wherever we were headed (Grandma's usually) and when we arrived I would get out of the car, and place both hands on the cat tail. I would then twist it with each hand going different directions, and the cat tail would fluff up and out in billowy form. It was a treat to see this, simple country entertainment for a child. I love this plant that grows near ponds, lakes and streams. This photo was taken at Riverside Park in Wichita Ks.