If you have driven by Red Caboose Park in the last few days, you will have definitely noticed that word is out that the park is finally open again. The heat didn’t keep people away over the weekend, and this past Monday was no exception. The park was packed with families coming out to enjoy Bellevue’s newest attraction. Gower PTO even hosted a first grade “play date” on Monday and will continue for each grade over the next few days.
In 1978, the land hosted the very first Bellevue Picnic, but didn’t officially become Red Caboose Park until 1996. The community joined together to celebrate Bellevue’s 200th birthday. The brick “caboose’ time capsule, along with the former wooden playground were built.
The new playground gives a tip of the hat the the former playground with the somewhat “castle theme”. For the kids that grew up on the former, nothing can replace their “old school” memories. That being said, we heard from some 11 year old’s that played on both…and “the new playground is crazy better!”
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