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Silver Lake Rhoda Gilbert Nkid Silver Lake was originally called the Silver Lake Reservoir. A road cut though the park area from Forest Ave. to Victory Blvd. There were benches to sit on, too. During WWII, I remember walking with my sister and friends on Forest Ave. going home from the JCC. We shined a light in a car in which a sailor was with a girl. He got out of the car and chased us almost all around the lake to catch us. Luckily, we got away. They also had tennis courts at the top of Hart Blvd. adjacent to the Silver Lake golf course.

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