Thursday, January 03, 2008

Centennial Park, Another View


I have to give my husband credit for this one, he captured this pretty shot. I was looking for more information about this park online, but couldn't really dig anything up. My understanding is that it was made in dedication of American Fork's centennial, back in the 60's?? but I am wondering about the rest of its history... what the structures were for, what they originally looked like, why they aren't maintained/repaired? Any locals (or not-so-locals) out there have some clues to this mystery (or speculation)?

9 comments:

PaB said...

Hi, that seems to be legs of a huge insect.
It reminds me the columns of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
http://www.sagradafamilia.org/eng/index.htm
Have a nice day.

Zsolt said...

very nice composition!..that red line gives something special to the photo!

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Great shot and perspective! Thanks for visiting sunny and chilly (for now, anyway) Fort Lauderdale.

Rambling Round said...

Neat view through the columns.

Jim said...

This is a neat view. Its a shame it needs repairs and upkeep.

nationaltreasurehunters6 said...

Have you found any information as the the park's history? We visited there the other day and wondered the same things you did.
nationaltreasurehunters6

mooncowboy said...

Sadly (?), those tower structures have now been torn down and the rest of the park more neatly manicured. Glad that the park is well taken care of, but I wish the towers could have stayed.

Reagan said...

I was raised only 4 blocks from Bicentennial Park and it was one of my most favorite places to spend my free time as a young teenager... reading, relaxing, walking, & marveling at the strange beauty of the 2 structures & the fountain. I remember my brother & sister & I would ride our bikes in circles inside the fountain until we were so dizzy we would fall down. I decided to visit the park yesterday for the first time in 5 years. I was shocked and greatly upset to see the structures are gone, the fountain full of soil, and the benches torn out. I thought that maybe as an adult, seeing these beautiful monuments again, I would finally understand what they were or why they were built... I have researched on the internet, inquired with older generations in my family, and even asked different AF City employees for the history but have not found any answers. Please, if you have had any luck in your search for information about the history of the park, would you please post it or contact me? I feel that finding the answers to these questions will help me accept that the world is constantly changing & doesn't pause while we are off living our own lives. Thanks for reading.

Camille Crist said...

My dad, Kelly B. Hall, did the stonework for the structure in the background. He was commissioned to do the work by the city, I believe. If you have any other pictures of the craftsmanship please post them. Thanks!