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Posted by Misterl on Thursday, September 22nd 2022:

In Reply to: Re: park slides posted by amaranita on Thursday, September 22nd 2022:

from wiktionary:
sliding pond (plural sliding ponds)

(obsolete) A frozen pond on which people skate.
(obsolete) An area of the ground or flooring made very smooth so people may slide.
(New York City) A slide (object onto which children climb and down which they slide).

In my neighborhood by St. Mary's park, we called them sliding ponds. I came across the term "slide upons" in "The beautiful Bronx 1920-1950" page 32. Sliding Pond may have been a New York City only desgnation.

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