Below are photos from Peninsula Rose Garden. (part II follows with three more pictures.)
This is the city's first public rose garden and community center. The sunken rose garden, with the 100+ yr. old fountain is on the South side of the park. On the North side of the park, beyond the octogon bandstand is a baseball field, playground area, tennis court, and swimming pool.
The park area was purchased in 1909 and completed in 1913. The park was a result of the city's 1912 "City Beautiful" movement and was the first offical rose test garden (which was later moved to the Southwest hills next to Forest Park.) For a little more history, click here. For you gardeners who are interested in roses, click here for information about this and other rose gardens in the city.