Well we drove down the extra 30 minutes to the park. We could see a white slide looming above the highway. But something didn’t feel right. I didn’t have that happy feeling I did when I was a kid. My fear got even worse as we approached the park. I saw the parking lot. Overgrown with weeds not a sign of life. I knew something was up.
My dad stopped the car and me and my brother got out of the car and ran to the entrance of a once lively park. Surely it couldn’t be. . But my fears where confirmed when I saw the ticket booths and signage where gone
and most of the slides where gone
I was in shock. All of the memories of my childhood rushed to my head. I began to cry. How could they close? Why? I looked to my right to see this.
I looked through the gates to see the walk way I walked down for years
If only I could walk down that path one more time. I remembered that the white slide was still up. I was even thinking of hoping the fence to check it out but I Didn’t want to get arrested
The draining pool with portion of the slide
I couldn’t take it anymore! I had to leave and forget about what I had just seen. I may never again see this park again as it is being developed into condos. All I have are memories of days spent with my parents at the water park. Things that can never happen again. I will hold onto these for the rest of my life.
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