You’re invited to the Clarendon Park Open House—this Saturday, August 9, 11am to 1pm. Come explore two of Uptown’s hidden treasures:
- Learn more about the rich history of the Clarendon Park Municipal Bathing Beach House, built in 1916, as one of premier bathing beach houses in the United States. The original beach house that included 9,000 lockers and had a summer staff of 85 employees. Tour the entire building to see the remnants of this grand building that once hosted 35,000 bathers on the busiest day of the summer—at a cost of 10 cents for adults to rent a locker, bathing suit and towel!
- Visit the spectacular Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Room that’s called Clarendon Park home since 1963. The Garfield-Clarendon Park Railroad Club features one of the largest model railroads in the country. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the train travel over 1,400 feet of tracks through the fictional towns of Summit, Georgetown, Bridgeport and Williamsport set in the Appalachian mountains.