Hidden behind an active athletic complex and school, a suburban playground sits forgotten.
I recently started to get back into cycling and on a warm day, I took a ride around West Chester in my final few weeks of living in the area. People don't seem to like bikes out here. Even when you use a bike lane (and there are a few around) or ride politely to the right, people like to remind you that they feel you should bike on the sidewalk. There's some roads I won't even bother going down, 45 mph two lanes where I just know it'd be a problem and I'd hate it even if I was driving a car. So as I rode around this northern Cincinnati suburb trying to find places to get in a nice long path for exercising, I came across one of the freshman high schools and elementary schools. The campus was so big that you could work up a decent heart rate doing laps around the parking lot and out to the football field. As I was about to leave, I noticed a worn path heading up into the woods and curiously followed it. Up on the hill, I find this place:
|- Leftovers from an attempt to turn the area into a makeshift skatepark.|
|- Random passerby who also happened to be in the area.|
Nevertheless, here's one of the few interesting abandoned places I've ever found in the northern burbs:
|- Crumbling stairs leading up to the old playground.|