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The Mt. Hood Park Association announces its 5th annual “Senior Citizen Day at Park” to be held at the clubhouse at Mount Hood on Tuesday, May 9th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come join us at beautiful Mount Hood Memorial Park & Golf Course and enjoy the day inside the rustic setting of the renovated clubhouse. There is no charge for this event!
This year’s event promises to be another exciting event as we have well-known local authors Alison C. Simcox and Douglas L. Heath who will present a talk on “Breakheart through the Centuries” based on their book “Breakheart Reservation” which traces the history of Breakheart Reservation from its natural origins, through colonial settlements, to a public park of extraordinary beauty. Also Association president, Myron Dittmer, will speak on the history and development of Mount Hood Memorial Park and golf course beginning in the 1930’s.
Lunch and refreshments will be served following the presentations after which time attendees will travel up to the 4-story stone tower, Slayton Tower, the highest point in the park, to experience the panoramic view of the area including the mountains of New Hampshire, Revere Beach, and the Boston skyline.
There are limited seats available for this event so please call now to reserve a seat for this event at 781-665-8172. If you require transportation, kindly call 781-662-6886 on weekdays between noon and 4:00 pm.
This free event for seniors was extremely successful with a packed hall of 100 people in attendance at the Mount Hood Clubhouse and a long waiting list. Douglas Heath, co-author of the book "Breakheart Through the Centuries" spoke on the history of Breakheart Reservation including stories of the original families who inhabited the area before it was donated to the state for a reservation. After a buffet lunch, Association President, Myron Dittmer spoke on the historical development of Mount Hood Park & Golf Course in the 1930's including local fauna and flora at Mount Hood. Later, everyone enjoyed a trip up to Slayton Tower for sightseeing.