Welcome to the Down Memory Lane Series Part 2! Last week we meandered through The Neighborhood. If you missed that walk down Memory Lane you can find it here. Today we will visit one of my favorite parks!
Located on the Indian River on a lovely stretch of land, this park has been through a tremendous renovation and revitalized over the last decade. It offers a something for everyone, a place for families to come and picnic, fish, walk the dogs and play. There is an interactive water fountain that kids love to play in a Children's museum and a lovely historic Mansion on the hill.
This sketch was done when they were first developing the park and I was developing my love for drawing there.
|A quick watercolor sketch|
|Watercolor of pond|
I could happily paint here a hundred times and still not be tired of this little piece of paradise. Up on the hill is the mansion called Tuckahoe. It was built on an Indian mound (there are many of these in the area). The mansion has been restored to it's former glory days, but in my sketch below it was still in disrepair. For many years the place was fenced off and not accessible to the public. Once we had a church function at the park and we were allowed to take a tour before it was restored. OH! It was so awesome, I could just imagine how grand it was back in the day.