Ellenberger Park served as the perfect spot for local families to host reunions, receptions celebrations, and birthday parties. When Steve Koepper turned ten years old on April 11, 1954, he invited his Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School friends to Ellenberger Park to celebrate. Mr. Koepper, the son of Norman and Lora Meyer Koepper, grew up in a bungalow located at 5263 East Tenth Street. Ellenberger Park became an important place for the young man as he took swimming lessons from the Red Cross in the park's pool in 1951. He would later join the Ellenberger Park Swim Team under Coach Dave Hines. You may see a photo of the 1960 swim team by clicking on the "Ellenberger Park" link below.