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 South Deering Parks Introduction
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South Deering Parks Introduction

      There are two parks in South Deering; Veterans Memorial Park and Trumbull Park. Trumbull Park was the older and larger park of the two. This park was for many years and continues to be the center of activity to the residents of South Deering. It often held pageants and fairs in which the park would attract observers and neighbors and became a gathering place of sorts for the residents. The park became so popular that on one July 4th, it attracted as many as 42,000 people. Trumbull Park was not just a park to its visitors, it was a treasure. Veterans Memorial Park, although smaller, is just as important to the residents who live nearby.  It has a very active community organization named the Veteran's Park Improvement Association which seeks to maintain the quality of life in the community. 

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