Monday, May 25, 2020

Walking Behind Hayward's Memorial Park


I went over to Memorial Park in Hayward and did some walking on the trail behind the park. Memorial Park is the home of one of Hayward's great institutions- The Hayward Plunge. The Hayward Plunge is a Hayward institution as an indoor aquatic center that offers swimming classes, water aerobics, lap swim and open swim times. It is open year-around (except these days because of COVID-19). It is a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project from the depression and opened in 1936. Generations of kids from Southern Alameda County (including myself) learned to swim there:



There is a small park outside the Hayward Plunge but I have always like going behind Memorial Park and the Hayward Plunge to the trail behind it:
















Memorial Park in Hayward is an amzing place and I glad that it is in my home city/

21 comments:

  1. That looks like a wonderful place to walk.

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  2. You have so many places to be out and walk. Like the water fall and the Plunge sounds great.

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  3. Hi Patrick, nature soothes the soul and the trail would be a lovely place to find calm during this anxious time. Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and take care.

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  4. Hi, Patrick - Walking is one of my favourite activities. Looks like you have a great local walking area around you. #MLSTL

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  5. A lovely little nature nook in an unexpected location Patrick. Glad you found it and thanks for sharing it with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  6. Your park is similar to ours, but the Fox River runs alone the middle and we have safe bridges that really let's us see the beauty. Some day I'll show you some pics as soon as my leg gets better. Stay safe... Stay healthy!

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  7. That's an intriguing trail, Patrick. I'm so glad your explotratory journey hasn't stopped with the pandemic.

    Stay safe and keep sharing these gems.
    Thank you for joining us on #WW

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  8. Having such a place to walk is surely a blessing in these times.

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  9. This is the kind of place that I like to walk with interesting things along the way to photograph. Awesome captures.

    Your link is a great addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  10. Thanks for sharing that lovely walk Patrick :-)

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

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  11. We have a Memorial Park here too. Certainly great to pay a visit.

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  12. Looks like you had a lovely amble in the park.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/05/meet-tommy.html

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  13. Thanks for sharing a nice nature trail and the Hayward Plunge that holds a lot of memories for people who have used the aquatic center. #MLSTL

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  14. What I'm hoping is one thing that remains after covid- these wanderings that people are doing in exploring their own area. #MLSTL

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  15. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  16. When I was a kid we went to the Plunge in the town next door. I learned to swim at a private club in our town, but when I was a teen the Plunge was where every one wanted to gather in the summer. - Margy

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  17. Very cool, Patrick! That trail looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and linking up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  18. "Plunge" - that's such a cool name for an aquatic area. Love it.

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  19. You always find the best places to go on your adventures! Thank you for taking us along with you! :)

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