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Village of Pinecrest Wants Your Pictures

The Village of Pinecrest is asking everyone for old pictures of the original Parrot Jungle. They want to keep them as part of the history of the recently established Pinecrest Gardens. Parrot jungleVillage officials are working on a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places in order to include the Parrot Jungle Historic District.

The original Parrot Jungle sat on 20 acres when it opened in 1936. The park moved to Watson Island in 2003 and the site became Pinecrest Gardens with a petting zoo, botanical gardens and a splash-n-play area.

If you have old photos, please submit them to [email protected] or mail them to the Village of Pinecrest. Make sure to include the names of the people in the photos, with an approximate date in which it was taken. A selection of submitted pictures will be on display at a future Pinecrest Gardens event. Deadline for submission is May 30, so scrounge up those old photographs!

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