McEuen Park is sporting two new features this week, one of which is a must-see:
- Historic plaques of McEuen Park: In the grand promenade, adjacent to the veterans plaza, you now can find a number of plaques showing the different uses that the park has had over the years. The photos on the plaques, each donated by local residents, show the uses, from recent times as primarily ballfields, to long ago times when the area was used as the fairgounds and housing for lumber mill workers.
- New park bench: Wally Bunker, one of the four aces of the World Series champion Baltimore Orioles of 1966, and his family donated a park bench to the city for use at McEuen Park. It is located near the dog park on the southeast end of McEuen. Steve Anthony, the city's long-time recreation director, told me about the donation during a chance encounter during my afternoon walk. I was surprised to learn that Bunker lives in the Lake City now.