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Lebanon’s Coleman Memorial Park is as cozy as ever in the middle of the autumn season. Want proof? Just check out these photos LebTown captured on a recent sunny October afternoon.
All photos by Will Trostel.
The park encompasses 99 acres and was formerly owned by the Coleman family, who deeded it to the City of Lebanon in 1936. A few remnants of the park’s past, including the sites of demolished mansions, are commemorated with plaques found throughout, and ruins of the Coleman-operated North Lebanon Furnace can be found on some of the back trails through the park.
Inside, there’s no shortage of pavilions, sports courts, playing fields, and other unique amenities like the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, which hosts stage productions and music performances. At the time of publication, the only public event on park’s calendar of events is the annual Christkindl Market held during the upcoming holiday season. The newest addition to the park’s features is a bicycle playground built by the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association, or SAMBA for short. The playground was opened to the public at the start of the month.
The park is overseen by the Coleman Memorial Park Board of Trustees and the park’s website. A Master Site Plan hosted on the site goes into detail on the park’s history, features, and future plans (at least, at the time of its publication in 2011).
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