Yesterday I spent the afternoon going to all of Highland Park’s parks. Or so I thought. I started out with the list here on the website, which names six parks. I looked on a map however, and quickly found six more parks that weren’t listed on the town’s website. It took about four hours to go to those 12, and this morning, when I looked at the map again, I realized that there may have been a few more that I missed.
Highland Park’s website says that the park department maintains 22 park locations – plus 12 miscellaneous traffic islands.
Aside from the big ones, like Lakeside- and Prather Park, many of these parks were just little slices of land with a bench and a couple of flower bushes. Or no bench or flowers, like Cave Park (pictured above). And even my coworker, a fourth-generation Highland Park resident, struggled with the location of some of the smaller ones.
My question is, how many residents are actually aware of the existence of all of these parks? And is anyone able to name all 22 of them?