Forty years ago, the Keyser Valley Park was rechristened as the Joseph M. McDade Recreational Park. McDade Park today includes a swimming pool with bath house, children’s fishing pond, basketball and tennis courts, a softball field, pavilions, picnic areas and a trail system.
A recent ceremony celebrated the park’s 40th anniversary.
Top: Scranton Mayor William L. Courtright spoke at the ceremony
Middle: Mary Gene Butler, sister of former congressman Joseph McDade, spoke at the ceremony.
Bottom: A group of children sit on the benches overlooking West Scranton in McDade Park.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE.