Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Turtle Park Duck
This duck lives in Turtle Park, more formally known as Mount Wilson Trail Park. He is located in the playground at the east end of the park.
Toward the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, the Playground Movement and the Mothers' and Children's Movement (an offshoot of Women's Suffrage) came into being. They were responsible for the passage of policies designed to assist children, and to support schools and playgrounds. Urban landscapes changed throughout this time as playgrounds became the focus of philanthropists and local governments. Many of our playgrounds were built in the 1930's as WPA projects.
As for the duck in Turtle Park, I wonder if it bothers him that he doesn't live in Duck Park. I think he seems pretty okay with his lot in life.