One last postcard view of the somewhat idyllic village of Scotia, NY. Or at least of its picnic pavilions. We noted a little bit of the history of Collins Park when we looked at the lovely village library. Growing up, Freedom Park and Maalwyck Park didn’t yet exist, and they’re both special-purpose parks. Collins had everything: swimming, sledding, picnicking, athletic fields, walking/biking paths, a playground, tennis and basketball courts … everything. We’re lucky that previous generations thought that providing a public space for general recreation and respite was important.