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Detail for Humboldt Park : Park Refectory
Humboldt Park is named after Alex von Humboldt, German scientist and naturalist. A statue of von Humboldt stands near the boathouse ; it was cast in Europe and donated by Francis Dewes. This park opened in 1873. Total park area: 206 acres.
Near the center of the park stands a structure that was once a receptory and stables.
Many years ago, popular activities in the park included boating and ice skating. Today baseball is the most prevalent activity.
Near the south end of the park are two bronze buffalo castings ; originally from the World's Columbian Exposition. - sys, 05/15/2001