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WORTHINGTON -- Residents of Worthington have likely seen Ehlers Park at one time or another. Whether one is driving, running, biking, rollerblading, or walking around the lake, the park is one of the most visible in Worthington. Another fairly well-known fact is that the park is named after former longtime Worthington park superintendent A.J. (Hap) Ehlers, who assumed his role in the 1930s.
WORTHINGTON -- Church Park is a rock in the middle of the concrete stream of Okabena Street. Located at 15th Street and Third Avenue, it's a roughly triangular-shaped enclave that has also been known as Drake's Park and Triangle Park to those who live near it. Many years ago, early in the history of Worthington -- according to former Daily Globe editor and Worthington history expert Ray Crippen -- the land that is now Church Park was set aside during the platting and street construction of Drake's Addition for an auxiliary fire station. George D.
WORTHINGTON -- Most Worthington residents have probably heard of and seen "The World's Strongest Bicycle Bridge" that spans the gap between Sunset Park and Olson Park. Probably not as many have heard of what could certainly be billed as "The World's Second Strongest Bicycle Bridge" -- the steadfast bridge that connects Bristol Park and West Dover Street. Although Bristol Park is likely more known by local residents than the communty's Intercity Park, its specific history may not be as familiar to those newer to Worthington. Bristol Park was purchased in November 1961 from J.W.
WORTHINGTON -- If a friend called and asked to take you to Vets Park, one might be forgiven for thinking that they would take you to Freedom Shore Park and Veteran's Memorial on Lake Okabena. That assumption, although logical, would be wrong. Your friend would whisk you to the other side of town, to Milton Avenue, to a park that is small in size and little known. This park, like Intercity Park, is located halfway down an alley and nestled against the backyards of neighboring houses.