Penn Park - York, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 57.386 W 076° 43.639
18S E 352459 N 4424350
Quick Description: History and recreational fun can be had at this full block-sized park.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 9:23:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMGR0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:

The modern city park in downtown York known as Penn Park or Penn Common was once a huge field hospital and tended to the wounded and dead from the Battle of Gettysburg. The former location of the York Fair and the U.S. Army Hospital during the Civil War, Penn Commons Park is a beautifully restored greenway that features a tennis court, playground, and pavilion. The park also features the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. Marked by granite-metal figures, this memorial is dedicated to the men who fought in the Civil War.

Name: Penn Park

Street Location: West College Ave. & South Pershing Avenue

Local Municipality: York

State/Province, etc.: PA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Civil War Veterans

Date Established: 1816

Picnic Facilities: Tables, Pavilion

Recreational Facilities:
playground, tennis court


Monuments/Statues: Soldier's and Sailor's monument

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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