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The two RV Gypsies
enjoyed a stroll through Carroll Creek Park
on Carroll Creek Way
Frederick, Maryland
June 21, 2017

Carroll Creek Park Flag creek at Carroll Creek Park
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Carroll Creek Park began as a flood control project in the late 1970s as an effort to remove downtown Frederick from the 100-year floodplain and restore economic vitality to the historic commercial district. More than $150 million in private investing is underway or planned in new construction or historic renovation along the park.

The first phase of the park improvements totaled nearly $11M in construction and ran from Court Street to just past Carroll Street. New elements to the park included brick pedestrian paths, water features, planters with shade trees and plantings, pedestrian bridges, and a 350 seat amphitheater for outdoor performances.

The next phase of improvements totaled $15.7M in construction and included the area from the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center on Carroll Street to East Patrick Street. Construction began in December 2013 and was completed in May 2016.

two ducks

3 ducks in a row

3 ducks going around the pond lilies

the two RV Gypsies

pond lilies

pond lilies

Below: 4 different views of a small waterfall. The first three photos were taken from the same side of the creek, just at different angles. The 4th photo was taken from the other side of the creek.

small waterfall

small waterfall

small waterfall

small waterfall

Below: The two RV Gypsies across from the waterfall shown above, relaxing for a moment.

The two RV Gypsies Karen Duquette by the waterfall

Below: different views of a bridge from each side.

bridge and flags

bridge and flags

Below: Other bridges

Karen Duquette cool design on a bridge

Below: 3 pieces of art work on walls. Although the art looks dimensional, it is not. At first glance, the duck could even look real.

flat art on a wall duck art

flat art on a wall

Carroll Creek Park

pond lilies

pond lilies at Carroll Creek

pond lilies at Carroll Creek

flowers and a duck

flowers in the creek

Below: The C. Burr Artz Public Library was holding a public function on the roof. The two RV Gypsies could hear a man's voice on a microphone singing and telling the kids what to do - such as jump, twirl around, etc.

The C. Burr Artz Public Library sign

The C. Burr Artz Public Library

Public art is incorporated into the fabric of the park itself, including the Community Bridge (see the sign below), plus artwork on the Iron Bridge at the Delaplaine comprised of iron trees, scrolling plants, flowers, and the occasional water creature and more. (Lee is shown on the bridge in a photo below)

Community Bridge sign

colorful art

metal man painting

metal man paintingv

Lee Duquette on the iron  bridge

man walking 2 beautiful dogs

water sprinklers in a pond

water sprinklers in a pond

the creek

faces on a building

Below: Four different views of a water fountain.

water fountain

water fountain

water fountain

water fountain

The two RV Gypsies stopped for a lunch break. They chose OPA Restaurant because they wanted some Greek food. Karen had Moussaka and it was very good. The two RV Gypsies sat outside and enjoyed the view and the nice weather.

OPA restaurant

outdoor seating at OPA restaurant

Lee Duquette stood by signs "If they don't have chocolate in Heaven, I ain't going" and "Money can't buy happiness but it can buy Ice Cream and that's almost the same!"

Lee Duquette and a chocolate sign

Lee Duquette and an ice cream sign

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