On the corner of North Street and Pine Street is Landry Park. This sprawling park is the first stop for Spring recreation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages. The softball diamond at the park is home to several adult softball leagues and teams. It is cared for in meticulous fashion. New bleachers and the field house facilities are well maintained and safe and clean.
Landry Park is named after Robert Landry. On June 25 in 1965, Mr. Landry was killed in a tragic accident while working as a lineman. He was a local two-sport Winooski High School athlete and later was a dedicated volunteer with Winooski youth sports. The parks were revitalized under a Model Cities program in the 80ís and Landry Park was named.
A couple of years ago, the city completely repaired the tennis courts on the other side of the softball field, and the nets are up. These two tennis courts are open and free and mostly underused. Free, public, tennis is available 24/7 at Landry Park.
Small children to amuse? A colorful, childrenís playground has been recently replenished with fresh new wood chips. The climbing and sliding is just right for toddlers up to first graders.
Behind the field and play ground, there is a simple, but elegant, skate park that hosts skateboarders and trick bikers in small numbers. It tends to attract genuine enthusiasts which makes it an interesting part of a walk around the park rather than a “scene.”