York Township's long-closed Springwood Park

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This photo, from 'York Township, 1753-2003,' shows the Springwood Park pool
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The York Township, Pa., park has been closed for more than 60 years, and little of the park remains. That's Springwood Road running next to the pool.
The book "York Township, 1753-2003" places the picnic station between the Relay and Ore Valley stations on the Ma & Pa Railroad, near the junction of Chapel Church and Springwood Roads. That's the approximate location of Springwood Park, which operated from the 1920s to 1954, although it's not known if its the exact site. the picnic station appeared on maps as early as 1876. An 1886 postcard shows a lattice pavilion positioned on the curve of the railroad... . there are steps remaining in he area that indicate ascent routes to the park and the park may have had a ball field on a flat area of land
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An 1886 postcard shows a lattice pavilion positioned on the curve of the railroad... . there are steps remaining in the area that indicate ascent routes to the park and the park may have had a ball field on a flat area of land
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The former parkland is overgrown and the pool apparently filled in. It is marked with "no trespassing" signs.
 
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may be the same park
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Looks like the pool and building have all been leveled and filled in, but it'd be fun to detect the hills around it all since it's in a valley!
 
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yep. if the landowner hasn't been hounded or trespassed on,
he may be open.
 

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