This Motoring Monday feature is a few days early as next Monday is July 4, a state holiday.
Park is located on the
northeast edge of Oswego. It is
an 80-acre park along a bluff that overlooks the historic Neosho Crossing and
the Neosho River. The park includes the Labette County fairgrounds, an RV park,
swimming pool, ball fields, a 10,000-square foot community center, shelters,
gardens, tennis courts, and an observation point with spectacular views of the
Neosho River Valley from the 100-foot bluff.
The land along the bluff was purchased for the
park in about 1885 by a group of local women who raised the money to pay for it
by conducting food sales and ice cream socials. Many of the structures in the
current park were developed and built with the help of New Deal programs during
the Great Depression.
Riverside Park was listed in
the National Register of Historic Places in July 2012. For more information on
the park, click here.