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Photography, notes, commentary and much more from former Reporter Online Editor Chris Stanley.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

One last round

Today marks the last day for a local institution, Garden Golf and Go Karts. The Montgomeryville complex, which has been slowly shrinking in the past few years as surrounding retail development took over, is the planned site of new townhouses.

With mature trees, fountains, a man-made mountain, caves, and a signature waterfall that greeted motorists as they drove into the Costco parking lot next door, Garden Golf was the site of countless birthday parties, dates and family outings for the entire area. Despite some reports to the contrary, the grounds were still beautifully maintained on their next-to-last night, when I took both my kids over for one last round of golf. Somebody has put a lot of time and love into this place.

One less community gathering spot. It will be missed.


Anonymous Michael Shaw said...

Wow. I used to live down the street from this place and never gave it much thought. I did play miniature golf a few times and enjoyed it very much. These beautiful photographs and the news that this recreational site will soon be no more make me sad. I like places built for the sole purpose of having fun, but many such places do not seem to survive.

September 28, 2010 at 12:04 PM 

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