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Carbide Park: Where seniors play - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 25, 2014

Carbide Park: Where seniors play

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:18 pm

LA MARQUE —  The last time Bertha Pistone, 90, and Zady Jones, 84, hopped on playground equipment Franklin D. Roosevelt was president and teeter-totters and swing sets were about all there were to have fun in the park.

They and the other 200 members of the county’s seniors program will now get to goof off all they wanted on equipment designed to be fun, as well as help them stay fit. While playgrounds for the elderly are popular in Asia and Europe and can be found in other parts of the United States, county officials said this playground is first of its kind in Texas.

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