Yesterday afternoon Christian's 5th grade soccer team had a game at Francis R. Slay Park just off McCausland. It was very hot, temperatures hitting 96 officially, but higher in that hot sun. This particular park is named after the current mayor's father and is a space squeezed into an industrial area of sorts. I pass this place a lot and have often wondered who used it and how it came that such an odd spot was named for a Slay.
Anyway, the game went on as did games before and after Christian's. It seemed more like a beach without a lake what with all the umbrellas used to keep the heat off.
Here's Christian. At one point he got hit in the face by a kicked ball and that hurt.
Surrounding this park and behind the playground are huge orange steel things which must have something to do with power maybe? Behind them is a huge electrical tower. Very odd.
On the other side of the field is a roadway trestle, an old trestle.
In any event, it was really hot.