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Vilas Park entrance from Van Buren Street
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Vilas Avenue at Van Buren Street
The entrance to Vilas Park from Van Buren is nondescript. The historic nature of the place - especially steps away from the former Park and Pleasure Drive - could use a grander emphasis which speaks to the history of the area and the view of the expansive park from this elevated point (the old limestone steps are hidden in the brush which lead to the limestone foundation base of the drinking fountain). So much more could be done to the entrance visually. Not often but it does occur - motor vehicles drive down to the basket ball court area.