College Park students collecting “Jump Tree” stories

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Sixth grade students at the Monarch Learning Academy (Website) in College Park are leading a storytelling project based on the infamous “Jump Tree” that came down during Hurricane Irma.

The tree had fixed Tarzan-ropes for swinging and was located in the western lobe of Lake Ivanhoe at 1799 W. Ivanhoe Boulevard [GMap]. Generations of local swimmers used the tree to jump off of and into the swimming hole below. The place was so beloved that someone even listed it as a “Place of Workship” in Google Maps.

Monarch students are collecting stories, photos, and any other artifacts to present to the greater community later this year.

If anyone would like to contribute to the project they email [email protected] for more information.

“Jump Tree” by Josh Gentry via YouTube

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