SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 UTAH) - The old
The Nibley park golf course is
What a place --- two lakes were at the center of the fun and a contraption called a shoot the shoot that sent a boat sliding down a track and slam into the water.
For those wishing a bit less adventure, there were rowboats and a place to park them to take a stroll.
You can imagine what a peaceful place this was. The old cottonwoods still give you a chance to think about the past use of this land.
There was a complicated lock system that brought a person from one lake to another. And at night operas filled the lake air with song on a stage that floated over the lake.
Now a lake that runs along the first hole at the golf course.
A centerpiece was the great bridge done in elegant lattice work and adorned with flowers on each end.
Crowds got here by street car--- it was the end of the line and pretty much the outer limit of
And then it was the end of Wandemere park. By 1922, it was a golf course and a memory.
Yes, you can imagine it. The sounds of thousands of people crammed in here on a beautiful spring day here at Wandemere park.
After the park closed --- the Nibley family of railroad fame gave the land to the city to become the golf course.
Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.