Naomi Tarr has 70-plus years of City Park memories

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As members of the Parks Commission meet monthly to formulate a vision for City Park, a Salisbury octogenarian is happily remembering its heyday.

Memories of a sliding board at the edge of the cool water, swimming by pilings, tramping down seaweed and digging toenails into the river bottom to find mussels are pleasant for Naomi Tarr.

The 81-year-old grew up just two streets from the park, at a time in the 1940s when musicians played from the top of the bandstand on Sunday nights and children frolicked.

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