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  • Rose Garden and Ornamental Vase in Central Park - Davis
      Rose Garden and Ornamental Vase in Central Park
    by TooTallFinn24

As its name implies Central Park is located pretty square in the middle of Davis. between C and 4th Streets. Within the parks grounds is the Davis Farmers markets, a superb carousel, two playgrounds, a fountain that children run through, horseshoe pits, picnic areas and a pavilion.

Central Park when I was going to school was much less developed than it is now. I always saw it as a place to come to and relax away from the campus. It was also almost a midway stopping point from my apartment in my senior year of school. However today the park is much different. Today it is highly developed yet still a place where you can find some peace and solidarity in a green and relaxed setting.

Sitting in the northern half of the park is the,"The Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze." The Carousel is human-powered as the operator sits in a recumbent bicycle seat and pedals to make it rotate. The carousel was opened in 1995 The seats are animals that have been hand carved. The carousel operates during the farmers market and other events in the park. All money goes to the local school district.

On my first of three journeys back to Davis I noted that there is an Occupy Davis group camping at one end of the park. Their intention is to take back public land and show that there is widespread solidarity for Occupy Wall Street in Davis.

Address: Between 3rd and 4th C and D Streets

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  • Written Nov 10, 2011
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