Riverside Park

Riverside Park (HMBL8)

Location: Cumberland, MD 21502 Allegany County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.985', W 78° 45.89'

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Land for this park was donated to the city in 1893. The park formerly included the site of the bridge approached to your right and an area extending along the river bank upstream. Then, there were extensive walkways, benches, flowerbeds, a viewing fountain, a boat dock, and a bandstand. Concerts were given during the summer on Sundays. The park was a focal point of activity. Excursion boats operated up the Potomac River from the park until 1924. The boats were operated by Frederick "Buck" Dreyer and provided pleasant rides and access to Dreyer's Beach (upriver near Bowling Green) for swimming.
Riverside Park presently is part of the Fort Cumberland Trail. Herein are found many historical markers and exhibits commemorating our local heritage. These include the cabin (now restored) which served as a headquarters of Colonel George Washington during the French and Indian War period and a stone marker which honors Colonel Thomas Cresap and his family.
HM NumberHMBL8
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691773 N 4391271
Decimal Degrees39.64975000, -78.76483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.985', W 78° 45.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 59.10" N, 78° 45' 53.40" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36 Greene St, Cumberland MD 21502, US
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