ARROW PARK LAKE & LODGE

Celebrating 70 Years

1948 - 2017

 

Compiling A History: We Need Your Help

 

After the first generation of founders and supporters, Arrow Park experienced a half century of sustainable growth and stability. Arrow Park was part of many-a-family's Summer Vacation plans – whether it was an occasional weekend visit, a week's stay-over in one of the bungalows, or just coming up for a concert or the traditional Memorial Day weekend celebrations at the lake. The children of that bygone era are now primarily grandparents. And, the world has changed so much since those early years. We would like to create a place where those memories can be shared for all generations past, present and yet-to-come.

Many of us our old enough to remember the drive to Arrow Park with our parents. Our families packing the car, possibly some food, always some refreshments, and – of course – bathing suits. Thoughts were about boating, swimming, hiking and playing some basketball – and, of course some stuffed cabbage and other treats in the main house. Perhaps there was going to be a dance or concert. Regardless, we always knew that along the way there was the “required stop” – Red Apple Rest.

1993 Video, Red Apple, Found on YouTube

 

“Things we are looking for...”

 

As we live in the Age of the Internet, finding our history has become a little easier. We also see that our “unique experiences” have also been “shared experiences” with people not only from Arrow Park, but with folks from all walks of life. While “exploring the internet,” I came across this video of Red Apple Rest. It's definitely not from the heyday of it's past, but just viewing it rekindled many a memory of my own family going to Arrow Park from NYC. Once we were at Red Apple, we knew it wouldn't be long to our destination. We are hoping to acquire, catalogue and share similar parts of history from our shareholders and friends. [For those that were wondering, Red Apple Rest closed it's doors in September 2006.]

 

If you have old photographs, flyers, videos or keepsakes that you'd like to share, we ask that you contact either Julia Kole or James Slupatchuk at Arrow Park. If you have a story to tell, or if your parents, or grandparents have a story – we'd love to hear it (either audio or written).

Samples of photographs

 

Whether you were playing cards on the picnic tables, enjoying a concert or simply sharing time with friends in the mainhouse, we would appreciate your sharing any photographs you may have. There are probably many troves of Arrow Park photographs in peoples attics, and in shoe boxes in closets. Possibly someone in the family was one of those “ahead of their times” type of people with a 8mm camera and you have some reels of film that haven't been seen in years. Send them along. We will return all materials once they have been digitized. Of course, if you prefer, feel free to stop by Arrow Park to drop materials off. We only ask that you call ahead to make sure there is someone available to meet with you.

 

Ethnic dances, concerts and beach parties were a mainstay at Arrow Park. This photo is from a postcard in the mid-1990's.

The old cafeteria in the main house. This room has since been converted into a dining/meeting room adjacent to the terrace.

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Samples of photographs

 

Whether you were playing cards on the picnic tables, enjoying a concert or simply sharing time with friends in the mainhouse, we would appreciate your sharing any photographs you may have.

 

There are probably many troves of Arrow Park photographs in peoples attics, and in shoe boxes in closets. Possibly your dad was once of those “ahead of his time guys” with a 8mm camera and you have some reels of film that haven't been seen in years. Send them along. We will return all materials once they have been digitized. Of course, if you prefer, feel free to stop by Arrow Park to drop materials off. We only ask that you call ahead to make sure there is someone available to meet with you.

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