Placed DateMay 8 2008
LocationFremont, OH
Planted Byohiowriter    
Found By Traveln Turtle
Last Found Nov 15 2008
Hike Distance?

Here's another in what, as a writer, will be my letterbox theme -- words in boxes as a homage to moveable type and the art of writing.

You won’t be able to avoid the trees in Briggs-Kettner East Side Park in Fremont, Ohio, looking for TREES! the letterbox.

Bring your ink pad, and wonder as you wander amongst the many trees at Briggs-Kettner East Side Park in Fremont, Ohio. Located on the East Side of Fremont, the county seat of Sandusky County, Ohio, you will reach East Side Park by traveling on Route 20. From the East, look for the Dairy Queen on your left. From the West, make sure you cross over the Sandusky River and proceed to the East Side of town. Again, your landmark will be the Dairy Queen, located at the corner of East State Street, and St. Joseph St. Turn down St. Joseph Street and continue straight all the way to the park entrance.

Years back, the park was simply known as East Side Park, but is now a memorial park named in honor of two fallen police officers. The park is also home to the Fremont Rec Center, which you will see on the western edge of the park. If you haven’t had your workout today, do visit the Rec Center and use some of the fitness equipment there. It also has an indoor walking track, and more. There are also drinking fountains and restrooms inside. Non-residents of the city can use the fitness equipment at the Rec Center for a small fee.

As you enter the park, you’ll go over a speed bump. It doesn't have anything to do with the letterbox, but it's a nice reminder to travel slowly in a park. Notice the influence of trees in this park by the names on the shelter houses.

You’ll see that there is a parking lot to your left, so turn and drive through it, and follow the road to the farthest points away from the entrance, near the Walnut Shelter House. In fact, you’ll be driving south to a smaller parking lot where you will see a kiosk where a bike trail begins. Park there. You will find TREES! hidden in the 10th tree to the right of the kiosk. Please make sure you replace TREES! so that it is hidden well for the next letterbox seeker.