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Mingus Park - Morning Song Bridge - Coos Bay, OR (suz)

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Open year round, Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon is a large, lovely and beautifully planted area to walk, enjoy the laughter of children, feed the ducks and geese, meet with friends and neighbors. Several cultural/musical events are scheduled throughout the summer months for the enjoyment of all.

...A paved walking path skirts a large man-made pond with three water fountains, floating plants and a miniature island, with several benches upon which to rest, enjoy the views, contemplate the great and small gifts of life. There is a playground for children and several open and covered picnic areas with tables.

...Choshi Gardens, named for Coos Bay’s sister city in Japan, is a charming and restful Japanese garden with small man-made waterfalls and stream, the Pond of Illusion with the Snow Lantern, wooden boardwalks, the picturesque red arched Morning Song Bridge, beautifully manicured trees, flowering plants, shrubs, and other foliage.

...Natural trails in the north of the park include a walk through a large stand of second growth trees and a Frisbee/disk golf course. A skateboard park is located in the southeast portion, as well as a softball field in the east.

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Comments (11)

Faydoner on August 8, 2009

Super photo and very beautiful colors.

Greetings from France , Fuat

Suzi in Oregon on August 8, 2009

Thank you very much, Fuat. It's nice to hear from you again. Be well!

Arma Angers on September 16, 2009

they were right to paint it red, Suzi, and you to take a very good picture of it. a really nice color and light spot over the lake. my vote.

Suzi in Oregon on September 16, 2009

Thank you for your votes, Armagnac, and for your welcome comments - so happy to have your visit :O)

Kyle Wolff on November 14, 2009

Wow! This is a beautiful scene!

very very nice! It looks like a perfect place to sit and relax...

Splendid shot!

Best regards, Kyle

Suzi in Oregon on November 14, 2009

It is a nice little park, right near the heart of town, Kyle! Thanks for your kind comment and visit :O)

thunderbirdone on July 31, 2010

Very pretty Picture with great colors! If you want more great photo ops I recommend going to Silver Falls State Park east of Salem near Silverton in Oregon. I have some good pictures of 3 of the waterfalls there in the park. You can take a look at my pictures and enjoy them with the rest of my pictures. Try contacting a company that prints calendars and see if they will accept your picture of this bridge. You never know and you just might make some money to boot.

Suzi in Oregon on August 9, 2010

Thanks very much, thunderbirdone! I've got a few images taken at Silver Falls, one of my very favorite places. Thanks for your visit (O:

René Merz on August 11, 2011

Wonderful place with nice mirror effect's. Like-3

Suzi in Oregon on August 11, 2011

This is a lovely park in downtown Coos Bay, René, and is especially pretty in Autumn. Glad you like it (O:

René Merz on August 11, 2011

Ok Suzi, have a nice day! Greetings, René

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Coos Bay, Oregon

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 5, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Taken on 2007/11/27 15:35:27
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 63.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO138
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash