Deer Forest 1

My brother, sister and I pet a deer while it reaches for stray kernels of corn at Deer Forest in 1992.

When we received word a few weeks ago that the former Deer Forest property was going back on the auction block, I was instantly filled with joyful memories from my childhood.

I visited the park often as a kid. Sometimes it was with my brother and sister, other times it was with cousins or friends or classmates.

Deer Forest 2

No trip to Deer Forest was complete without a picture by the entryway deer statue.

Andy Steinke is features editor at The Herald-Palladium. Share your memories of Deer Forest with him at