THE BAMBOO FOREST
Photo by Brent Paape
A few blocks from the tranquil waves of the Atlantic and the warmed and worn sands of time is another world. A place to hide, to play in the shade, to look up into swaying shoots of grass.
The bamboo forest behind Stith Park is at the base of “The Mound”—a former mortar battery decommissioned in 1942. The forest may become part of a future park, for now it remains overgrown, well-loved and ripe for imagination for children of all ages.