From Red Jacket Swamp to Rosalie’s playground:
The story of Gregory Park

Angus Veitch — March 2012 (updated 15 April 2012)

Since this essay is pretty long, I have divided it across several pages. To navigate to any page or section, use the links below. Please note that this essay is a living document. It will continue to grow and change as I find ways to improve it, and as I learn more about Gregory Park. If you have any comments, questions or information to share, please drop a line in the Forum or send me an email via the Contact page.

The story of Gregory Park – Contents

  1. There once was a swamp (1850s – 1880s)
    The low rich land (1855)
    A spring of the purest water (1864)
    Refining the boundaries (1886 – 1890)
    The legends of Red Jacket Swamp
    Plump booty (1860s)
    Into the quagmire (1880s)
  2. Best laid plans (1887 – 1903)
    A tale of two shires (1887 – 1890)
    A vexed matter (1892 – 1895)
    Tides of discontent (1896)
    Building the drain (1897 – 1901)
    Gregory’s Mud Hole (1901 – 1903)
  3. Gregory Park comes of age (1904 – 1945)
    A reserve for recreation (1904 – 1916)
    Let’s make another committee (1909-1924)
    Covering the drain, Part 1 (1925 – 1928)
    All dressed up (1928 – 1934)
    Covering the drain, Part 2 (1932 – 1938)
    Gregory Park goes to War (1942 – 1945)
  4. Gregory Park settles down (1945 – present)
  5. Red Jacket Park?

Last modified: April 15, 2012