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The hill at the park [Editorial]

There’s something about snow days in Havre de Grace.

No matter the amount, no matter the day, no matter the time, no matter the temperature there’s one longstanding certainty in our community: Someone will be sledding down the hill at Tydings Park.

For generations, if someone asked “Are you going sledding?” that meant one thing: The hill at the park.

Everyone knew what the hill at the park, or more directly “the park,” meant.

And so it was Jan. 17 when about two inches of snow fell and Matt Button, the longtime staff photographer for The Record, was out and about looking for now pictures.

It’s guaranteed that before the snow is swept off all of the sidewalks and all of the windshields in Havre de Grace, there will be kids of all ages heading to the park.

People were sledding and tubing, just as they have done winter after winter and generation after generation, starting next to the playground at the top of the hill and going down into the swale between the end of Union Avenue and the Yacht Basin parking lot.

No one knows how many more days this winter will be for sledding, but if they are any, people around here are certain about where you can always find someone: You know, the hill at the park.

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