Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
Ah yes. About 25 yards to the right of the pool was a picnic table. Mom and Dad would take us there some sundays for swimming and a picnic, We’d go swimming while Dad set up the grill,Mom set the table. “Hey Mom,Hey Dad watch me” then jumping in ,splashing just having lots of fun on a summer Sunday afternoon. We would walk down to the tree line in the picture,the creek ran behind it,skipping stones for a bit. The hot dogs never tasted better. Life was so secure and simple then. I cherish those wonderful memories.Bob Dorcy
That creek that ran by Armco Park was not just any old creek. That was the renowned Slippery Rock Creek.
Pictures are amazing. If you'd asked me what the pool looked like a few minutes ago I wouldn't have remembered but the instant I saw this photo all sorts of fun memories came back from the late 60s early 70s. Thanks!
We went a lot; the only thing I can't remember is the make and model of car that got us there. It is a memory of childhood that is ancient yet still vivid. The whole park; starting with that imposing sign at the entrance. The pavilion; the kiddie pool; the grove to the left when you came in and the winding road which took you down to the pool and then the flats beyond and Slippery Rock Creek. And all of it a benefit for the men and women and families of those who worked for Armco Steel. Astounding in today's world!! Honestly, I want to go back just one more time. I've been told the Butler YMCA owns it now.
There used to be a diving board (possibly 2 of them) at the end of the pool where the red object is located in this picture. The Armco pool is where I learned how to dive. It was always a treat when my Dad and I went swimming there. My mother never learned how to swim so she would sit at a picnic table while we swam. Even as a child I realized how blessed our family was to have my Dad working at Armco.
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