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217 posts
Oct 29, 2010
3:04 PM
Deweese Pky watching the submarine races and any Drive-in. There was also a great church parking lot I believe at the S end of Brown St where it merged with Patterson?? that allowed you to look out over the city. Max - bet my story about the golf course at the top of suicide hill in Hills & Dales comes close to yours.

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Last Edited by tlturbo on Mar 29, 2015 3:51 PM
30 posts
Oct 29, 2010
11:21 PM
OK maxed out and turbo, I'd love to hear your stories about Hawkins Rd. and Hills and Dales.
101 posts
Oct 31, 2010
3:05 PM
In Huber Heights, Endicott Road between Fishburg and Powell was the semi-official "lover's lane". I myself found the school bus lane/faculty parking area of Wayne HS between Chambersburg Road and Chesham Drive to be mighty handy on several occasions. There is a point there where a car will not be visible from someone passsing by on either roadway.

One of my younger brothers had a girlfriend whose dad was a Lieutenant Colonel at WPAFB. She knew a place on base to park where they could look at the patterns of the runway lights.
104 posts
Nov 04, 2010
2:54 PM
The levee? In Huber, the "levee" only had a rep for one thing. Hint: it wasn't girls.
12 posts
Nov 06, 2010
11:08 PM
Hills and Dales had some good hot spots back in the day. The little parking lot west of the Carillon was good but we got rousted from there to make us go elsewhere. Residential streets could be good depending on the streetlight placement.
Fast forward to last month when my husband and I were sitting in the parking lot of the monument to the Battle of Fallen Timbers near Perrysburg, Ohio. A park guard drove up to tell us the park had closed at dusk and we got such a memory rush realizing it'd been 50 years since we'd last been rousted!

Last Edited by on Nov 06, 2010 11:10 PM
23 posts
Nov 07, 2010
4:32 AM
Used to be a park across the street from Wayne HS, where my first love and I hung out. In B'creek, Possum Run Rd was the place, In Brookville, it was off Air Hill Rd.
107 posts
Nov 07, 2010
11:42 AM
Hey RCINK_Y, that park, Huber Community Park, is still there, don't know why I didn't mention it. In the novel I'm writing there's a scene where the cops roust a couple of young lovers outta there.
108 posts
Nov 07, 2010
11:55 AM
Oh yeah. Another popular spot in Huber was (is?) Endicott Road between Fishburg and Powell. Remember the rather strained euphemism adults used back then for what went on? "Petting" or - gasp! SHAME! - "heavy petting". They just made it sound so dirty that we really thought we were getting away with something, and mostly left it at that.

Anyway, can't forget the drive-in movies and having to tell your kid brother/sister in no uncertain terms that they were NOT going with you.
32 posts
Dec 17, 2010
11:39 AM
I can't remember the name of the park but Virginia Ave dead ended into it in the Belmont area. Would go up there after dinner and come home around 10:00 PM or so spendt hours heavy petting after we played tennis.

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5 posts
Jul 17, 2012
9:20 PM
The Union hall near Smithville Road North of Third Street - at the top of a hill, for Wilbur Wright lovers.
78 posts
Jul 17, 2012
11:06 PM
Randy....I've always heard that spot at the Union Hall was one of the highest points in Dayton. A great view.
361 posts
Jul 18, 2012
5:45 AM
Another place was (really stretching my memory here) across the Helena St bridge from Riverside there was a levee off to the left that ran N along the river. I THINK this was the road they raced on BUT I remember it as not being paved. We would go N on the levee road for about a 1/4 mile and turn around facing S.

DEB - Let's just say that my long time girlfriend and I were rousted from the top of Suicide Hill in Hills and Dales Park by a golf course guard but ONLY after he sat in the bushes and watched the show for quite some time. For some reason, that seemed to be the start of the decline of that relationship.

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Last Edited by tlturbo on Mar 29, 2015 3:58 PM
102 posts
Jul 18, 2012
7:13 AM
nancy121~ The park was and still is Walnut Hills. I grew up on Illinois Ave. and was a genuine "park rat" for my entire childhood.......
362 posts
Jul 18, 2012
3:08 PM
DeWeese PKWY ran along the East side of the river going South from Siebenthaler. Across the river was Riverside Dr. Back then you went over the old Siebenthaler bridge and made a right turn then another immediate right turn that took you right to the river then the road ran South before going back left and meeting the original road. I understand the LOOP as we called it is closed along the river. To bad.

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Last Edited by tlturbo on Mar 29, 2015 3:51 PM
221 posts
Jul 18, 2012
6:10 PM
I have to tell this on myself-- me and boyfriend went downtown and sat on the riverbank by the Main Street bridge facing downtown. We got into some kissing and whatnot, not anything else, for a couple of hours.
When I got home I heard about it from my dad... he worked maintenance for RTA and every bus driver going over the bridge recognized me and told my dad when he got back to the bus barn. Talk about busted!
5 posts
Jul 27, 2012
11:22 AM
Good story about bus drivers recognizing you! I too have done that same thing in that same spot.This was in the early 70's. To cilla,from about 1958 to '62 I
used to go to Walnut Hills Park almost every day.I lived on Wayne and we would go thru the alleys to the park.Remember they had a wading pool and some of the biggest swing sets I'd ever seen.Do you remember those crooked,irregular steps going down the hill towards the ball field? We called them the"crazy steps".Some years ago,they took out the main entrance
from Wayne av.I remember a guy selling ice cream bars from a bicycle kind of thing.Also the Mr.Softee ice cream trucks in the neighborhood.I went to Cleveland
school 1st-4th grade,then we moved to Miamisburg.
I was really touched by your story about your grand
parents on Illinois av.I really feel sorry for kids today,they have no clue to the simpler times.
After many years,I've returned to live in this area
(Hodapp av) Old Cleveland school was razed and replaced.So glad to still have these memories,though a bit fuzzy.
luv my dayton
106 posts
Aug 15, 2012
7:57 PM
There was a winding road or driveway somewhere in the city of Oakwood and no traffic whatsoever. There was a area full of bushes and the kids would hide beer in there to be shared by whoever was in need.Someone said there was a womans convent within view if that jogs anyones memory. As for me, I couldn't find it again today if my life depended on it.
115 posts
Aug 15, 2012
11:44 PM
The trick at the drive-in was to crack the windows a bit so you didn't fog up the windows so fast and attract the attention of the roaming rent-a-cop. Once a girlfriend and I both fell asleepat the North Star parked in the back row. We woke up when the morning sun hit us. That was really tough convincing our parents what happened. For the next few weeks, our dates were in her living room atching tv movies with her parents. Aft that, I always kept a windup alarm clock in the car. But, pure fear wored too, to keep that from happening again.
60 posts
Aug 16, 2012
11:49 AM
Anyone else ever go to "The Pit" (at least that's what we called it)? It was (maybe still is) an old rock quarry off Far Hills Ave., behind what I think are called the Colony apartments. Big high school hangout in the late 70s.

I can remember that, at night, you'd see little bonfires lighting up the various nooks and crevices.
109 posts
Aug 16, 2012
4:50 PM
stevedog52~Yes I remember everything just the same as you!I agree that the swing sets were huge...I was always partial to the one facing Wayne Ave.close to the tether-ball and the merry-go-round.I used to love the wading pool and the huge shower head that was great for cooling off!
When I was very young I would stay close to the "park directors" while my older brothers did all the cool stuff.When I got older I found out all the cool stuff would get me into big trouble.I remember one hot summer evening getting shoved up into a tree when some neighbor called the police because of all the noise.My brother thought I would be safe laying prone on a branch and I was!That was just one close call at the many "beer parties" in the shelter at the park!I remember they would take a gallon milk jug to the Walnut Hills Bar and get a half jug.Then they would pour in a fifth of Mad Dog 20/20 or Wild Irish Rose and drink that crap...Yuk!Ahhh...those days were made for future story telling!
35 posts
May 21, 2014
7:06 PM
Hills and Dales Park in Kettering, a place a boyfriend and I went to back in the early 80's. Also, Carillon Park.
10 posts
Sep 11, 2014
6:39 PM
Luv: The area you described earlier in this thread is probably near the intersection of Deep Hollow and Park Roads at about the Hills and Dales Park/Oakwood boundary. The building on the high hill to the northeast of that intersection was formerly a convent.
28 posts
Mar 29, 2015
3:35 PM
Off of Shroyer Rd. In what is now the Lincoln Park area, there was a long road that ran down through the woods and eventually became gravel. If you took it far enough it dead ended and was a good secluded spot.In fact I think that road was called Lincoln Park Drive. Kettering police was on to it and would go up there and chace young lovers off as long as it was inocent enough.
luv my dayton
916 posts
Mar 29, 2015
4:36 PM
Roy just found it the other day. Was driving through there trying to remember who lived where and drove right by it. Everything still the same with the pond and water spray still active. Would love to know who lived there in the big house as it seemed separate from the convent.
174 posts
Mar 29, 2015
6:33 PM
ReWolfcreek: The pit is no longer there as it was all filled in and a masoleum built on top of it as its a part of David cemetary. And it was behind Georgetown apts. Used to hang out there once in a while and took quite a few really big Bass out of those shallow waters there. Looking back there now, you would never know it was ever there.
343 posts
Mar 30, 2015
8:30 AM
LUV-tHE BIG HOUSE WAS OWNED BY THE lARKINS.Ithink we all used the same drive way and it was south of park on ridgeway about 500 ft.The convent was on park and there is a dead end now that keeps you from getting to hills and dales.Hope that helps.Skyline drive in on south Dixie was a real "passion pit" if I remember correctly.
luv my dayton
919 posts
Mar 30, 2015
9:13 AM
That was and still a nice area and no traffic which makes it nice to live around there. Quick question olds88 all you guys used to have a place around that area where you all had a garage to work on or try to build cars. Tried to see if I could locate it and looks like something newer has been built there. Any idea what I'm remembering? And yes,Skyline even had a balcony. Drive ins everywhere back in the day and were nice for taking the children years later.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Mar 30, 2015 9:16 AM
345 posts
Mar 30, 2015
6:03 PM
lmd-you are not too far off.It was just west of ridgeway and forrer about a half mile.I forgot about that deal.It all worked out though and we fially had to get out .Huge garage and they gave it to us for free.The guy that owened the house became sec.of the Navy.Tuck was his name.We used to call his son "friar"
Steve K
249 posts
Mar 31, 2015
6:13 AM
The convent on Park was my cousin Evelyn's house, she was married to John H. Patterson's son, Fred. She got the house as part of a divorce settlement.
348 posts
Mar 31, 2015
12:49 PM
neat place Steve a lot of history.Those were sisters of Notre Dame if irecall.There was a era when people were giving their homes to the church.Ihad two on my paper route that were huge.One was the CRIST house and another was the Montana house both on Harman ave.Tthey had to scrape to pay for papers.Always a lot of pennies.

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