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Corliss Park

Outdoor fitness equipment added in 2018 Contains a playground, ballfields, handball court, tennis courts, basketball courts and a new community garden. Outdoor fitness equipment to be added in 2017. Named for George Corliss who invented the Corliss steam invention in the 1850s. A steam engine factory once stood a few blocks away where Home Depot currently resides. A crucial development of the 19th century, the Corliss steam engine was more efficient and reduced industry's reliance on reliable water sources (Wikipedia).