Friday, June 26, 2015
Come Visit Be Ready To Be Spellbound
We discovered a new park today. This mystical park was one that has been around for a while and we had even heard a tale or two about it. The magic inside this place is one that will mystify every prince and princess as well as those interested in Dungeons and Dragons. This mystical magical place where sward and sorcery live is a place that is undefined by time. It is a place where on August 22nd 1993 a young man last his life. Jeremy "Boo" Rochman died on that date as a result of a car crash on Giant City Road only a few hundred feet from his home.
Barrett Rochman the father of this young man who was also the president investment firm decided to build a memorial park to honor his fallen son. He purchased 3.5 acres across the street from the Rochman house. The theme would be Dungeons and Dragons as his son had loved D&D From the near by university sculptors, carvers, and painters were hired to create out of wood, stone, metal, and cement a mystical place.
The park officially opened in 2005. The wood and stone castle is the centerpiece of the park. My grandchildren spoke of how the castle winds in paths and is full of tunnels, stairs, and bridges. They were delighted to find the hidden doors and passageways. My adult son went in the castle with the young ones and stated while they could easily travel around the castle it was harder for him as he crawled and scooted to get around. Flag pennants fly from the castle, gargoyles and knights stand guard. Jeremy's own extensive sword collection is bolted to one of the lofty inner ceilings of a tower of the castle
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