There’s a new park in my neighborhood, dedicated over the Memorial Day weekend. It’s called Home of the Brave Park and at the very center is a gorgeous memorial to our veterans.
The memorial sets in the middle of a large parcel of land that was home to a fireworks manufacturer since 1931. The Rozzi family is famous in our area for spectacular shows and provided the fireworks for the first night game ever played in the major leagues – the Cincinnati Reds vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field on May 24, 1935. A couple of years ago, the company moved to another location and now their beautiful property is home to a great park that includes a children’s play area with a waterpark, picnic shelter, walking trails, baseball and soccer fields, and lots of pretty flowers, bushes and trees.
It’s a five-minute drive from my home and I have a feeling the grandchildren are going to be spending a lot of time there this summer.