This photograph shows the entrance to the Island Park Bridge east of Main Street, off of Sycamore and Elm. This bridge was once a span of the Main Street bridge that was taken down and replaced. The second wooden footbridge into the park was then replaced with this iron span in 1892. The top half of the posted sign (seen just before the bridge, over the heads of the bystanders) stated, "Police Regulations for Island Park: The Board of Park Commissioners hereby ______ that no dogs shall be allowed upon Island Park and that said park shall be closed...." The sign likely went on to tell what hours the park will be accessible. The first two bridges were equipped with gates which were locked to prevent visits after dark. Island Park covers 7 acres and is the city's oldest park.
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