Gazebo's Destruction Inspires Memories

The gazebo at Morgan Park has provided a setting for many a fond memory since it was built in 1932. Do you have any to share?

News that the gazebo at had collapsed has brought a steady stream of visitors to the edge of the grounds to stare at the ruins through the fence that rings the grounds.

Memories of first kisses, weddings, picnics and graduation pictures are exchanged at the fence by city residents of all ages.

What memories do you have of the gazebo? Share them in the comments.

Irene Valentino July 20, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I recall my Uncle, Al Gabrus, taking my brothers and I to the park some 40 years ago where we would climb on to the gazebo and march around stomping our feet any yelling in order to hear the echo that the structure produced. Years latter my wedding photos were taken at the gazebo.
dosoris lane July 20, 2012 at 05:10 PM
My mom got married here :-(
Sally July 20, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I was born and raised in Glen Cove and Morgan Park has always been my own personal sanctuary. If I broke up with a boyfriend, or wanted to take photos or if I was walking through the paths teaching my 4 year old nephew about nature, the park has always been there for me. When I myself was a little girl, my parents used to take me for the annual fireworks. They also took me on beautiful days where the park seemed like it was the biggest place in the world. The grass and trees were endless. And the gazeebo, well it was where I practiced my tap dancing and my singing! As a small child, I was fascinated by the echo and my imaginary audience, of course, loved every performance! I am confident in the GC parks department as well as the mayors office, in that, they will do everything they can to rebuild this treasure to make it as close to what it once was. I'm glad no one was seriously injured. Although I don't live in Glen Cove at the moment, the memories are vivid....such wonderful times.
Micah Danney (Editor) July 20, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Thanks for that, Sally.


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