A small slice of the US in Italy. Carney Park is located 5 miles north of Naples, Italy in a 93 acre volcanic crater. Also located in the park is a 9 hole golf course,
Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, 5 adult size softball fields, 1 adult size baseball field, 2 little league baseball fields, 1 little league softball field, 1 football field and 1 soccer field, 4 lighted tennis courts, 2 batting cages, 1 outdoor basketball court, 4 sandlot volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, 20 small picnic sites, 11 large picnic areas, a boy and girl scout camp area, 30 tent sites, and 25 cabins, 2 paintball fields, a youth center, a teen center, a snack bar and restaurant.
View in Google Earth Categories: Volcanoes, Parks
Links: www.nsa.naples.navy.mil, en.wikipedia.org
By: kjfitz
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@ 2005-07-14 08:04:42
I'm guessing you were stationed in Naples. No one else would know about Carney park.
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@ 2005-07-14 10:09:43
Lived there as a kid from '69 to '73.
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@ 2005-07-14 11:13:27
You wouldn't even recognize the place any more. Carney park is still open but all of the other facilities are gone. Completely new everything has been built at two new sites, one at the airport and another north of town.
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@ 2005-11-08 23:12:23
I lived there from 68-72. Best time of my life.
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@ 2006-01-11 08:34:55
Me too - Navy brat, lived in Naples from 73-77. Parco Azzurro. Best childhood ever.
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@ 2007-05-18 15:40:33
Wasn't there an outdoor movie theater in Carney Park at one time?
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@ 2007-11-20 12:29:54
hmm I too lived in Parco Azzurro from 72-76 then Parco Alodi. My heart still lives there. This is Dave Flick for those that my remember me. Oh, and yes there was an outdoor theater at carney park
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@ 2008-02-14 19:45:49
I lived alternately in Parco Azzurro from 76-80! Dan Limbaugh here for anyone who stumbles on this! Carney was awesome. After a full day away from parents sliding down the pipes, climbing up to dead man's, and swimming, we'd watch both movies before heading home for a few hours of sleep before doing it all over again! Awesome childhood! Life without TV, video games, etc was actually a good time kids!
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@ 2008-03-06 12:32:38
Man...those were the days. My family was lucky because my father served in Naples TWICE...'77 to '80 and '83 to 90. I was born in '74, so I basically GREW UP there. With all the changes that have taken place in Naples since we left, it's great to see that Carney Park is still laid out basically the SAME way it was 20 and even 30 years ago. Even though we had access to arcades, Atari,Commodore computers and SEB-TV by the mid-80s, I still think growing up there made us far more industrious than our state-side peers. There were so many OTHER things for us to do. What's really crazy is that because I spent most of my childhood overseas, I thought EVERY kid lived like that. Coming back to the States permanently was a shock that I STILL haven't recovered from half a lifetime later. Hoping to go back and teach at the new NAHS and give my own a kids a small taste of what I had.
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@ 2008-03-11 14:57:14
I too was a Navy Brat...grew up in Arco Felice '72-'74....was some of the best times of my life and yes there was an outdoor theatre located up front by the enterance...Oh how I miss those simpler days where all I cared about was exploring the rim around Carney Park and playing basketball. Look the special services for letting me and my sibling check out the various equipment they had ( aka basketballs, bats. mits etc.)

If anyone i know stumbles across this my name is John mitchell.
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@ 2008-03-18 00:36:50
Reading these comments brings back memories. We were in Parco Azzurro from 75-79- lived on Via Drago. Dan Limbaugh's comments are dead-on. No TV, just playing Guard the Wall at the parco pool, playing baseball at Carney park, no TV, skateboarding down the hill.... it's all coming flooding back. My name's John Kinsley, graduated h.s. in '88 to give some perspective.
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@ 2008-03-18 00:38:49
I suggest all you military brats go to http://www.military-brats.com/ and register. Neat way to find old friends.
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@ 2008-03-18 00:43:08
I lived in Arco Felice from '69 to '73. Our school bus stop was at the Piazza (a rubbish dump), spent endless summers climbing on the crater and taking the train into AFSOUTH for the double feature and bowling league at AFSOUTH on Saturday mornings. Boy Scout camporees at Carney Park and playing under the bleachers during the football games. No TV, just dozens of friends playing chase and tag in the streets and across the vineyards until early evening. Some of my favorite memories.
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@ 2008-04-03 13:04:51
I too have fond memories of Carney Park. Ben Zaslow here - lived in Licola Mare from 1975 to 1979. Forrest Sherman class of 1977. Worked during the summers as the NSA Photo lab, and on the LST craft which cruised the bay of Naples resupplying the sixth fleet (mostly the carriers). My Dad was the Science Advisor. Great times...skipping school and catching the aliscafi to Capri...what a life!
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@ 2008-07-25 10:57:23
Hi everybody! Derek Hightower here. 1974-1978. My parents ran the teen club for a couple of years. Naples was the best place to be as a kid. No tv or video games but I don`t ever remember being bored. Lived in Parco Palumbo and there were always friend to do things with from daylight to dark. Carney Park was my favorite place as a kid. I`m always showing Carney Park on google earth to my friends and new family members. This website shows it better though. Hope to hear from some old friends. I`m on classmates.com.
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@ 2008-09-30 20:19:20
I remember Mr. & Mrs. Hightower! I lived in Parco Azzurro from 1974-1977 and spent nearly every weekend night at the teen club. Your parents were WONDERFUL to us by the way. :o)
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@ 2008-11-19 17:57:01
I have wonderful memories of Carney Park from 1967-68. Robert Couey here- I spent many hours digging up the old WWII ammunition that had been detonated there after the war. I still have my collection of old relic finds! I lived off Via Tasso right down the hill from the back of the elementary school. Sometimes I would run through the vineyard as a short cut to my house and get chased by the Count's guard dogs. What a great life and thanks dad (rest his soul) for giving me the best life as a kid abroad. I'm taking my wife and son over this in June to give them the opportunity to experience it too. I wonder if Mrs. Massa or Mrs. Federico, my 5th grade teachers are still over there.
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@ 2009-02-21 22:07:20
Was on the Drill Team and still have the uniform:@) We also went to drive-in movies there. Our family lived on Via Manzoni so I walked to FSHS and back everyday. Then school started late, like 10 a.m. and got home at 4. Nothing but good memories and traveling the country with the teams!!
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@ 2009-03-04 15:20:29
Parco Azzurro 1969, and then again 72-77. god did I hate it when we left. My dad was the high school principal. Hi Dave...

David Walsh



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@ 2009-03-11 07:47:41
I loved Carney Park! I visited my best friend in Naples, and she knew that I would love golfing inside this volcano! So beautifulll. I had a great time, wish I could go back everyday.
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@ 2009-04-10 16:03:29
Wow! Derek Hightower from Parco Palumbo? Is this the same guy we used to call the Evil Knievel of the Parco? We would build crappy makeshift ramps and jump over stuff with our banana seat bikes on the dirt mounds. I remember you taking it to a new level by strapping on a helmet and jumping over 1-3 trashcans on the STREET with your bicycle.

Other fond Parco Palumbo memories; Stealing the farmers boats, playing at the ruins, fishing with bread and cheese in Lago Di Patria (those weird eels), shooting rats with a pump bb gun at the dump, Estes rockets, Rin-Tin-Tin Gum, rock fights, haunted houses, jar of Nutella with a loaf of real Italian bread, comic book sales, chasing the dog catcher(killer) out of the Parco. GREAT TIMES!! Jeff Latham, Army Brat Naples 72-75.
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@ 2009-08-19 04:10:58
Carney Park is one of the greatest secrets in Naples. Although the word is out now that local hires are allowed use of the park. Since the NAVY moved everything north, the park gets very little use. Lucky for me I live very close (Lucrino) and visit a couple days a week to let the dogs run.
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@ 2009-10-08 10:40:11
I was homeported in naples from 69-71 and played at carney park three or four times a week when the ship was in port. It was the only place where enlisted and officers co-mingled. I bought a ping putter there from the pro shop and still have it. It is a collector's item and have had many offers to buy it, but i won't let it go!
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@ 2009-10-28 12:09:45
Naples was like rated R disney... Lived in Parco Azzurro from 77-80. Still in touch with a number of people, interesting how huge an impact the place had on so many people. Eric Worthen here... brother of Wiggy
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@ 2009-11-19 11:00:07
My name is Cliff I was there as a child from like 1976 to 1980ish. Lived in tower #6 coppola pinetamare. Loved living there. some of the best years of my life, I joined the navy and was able to visit again in 1987. Would live there today if it was possible. I remember the drive in theatre and there was a skateboard park there also. Used to get in trouble sliding back down the hillside where some water pipes or some kind of pipes went up the mountainside. Dont forget the Montacery thats on top the hill too.
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@ 2009-12-06 15:11:45
Don Alonzo here/Parco Azzurro...the best. Best years of my life too. All else is therapy to understand that experience. Life, love and pursuit of happiness. Pure, simple, truth, you are what you are and friend there are friends today...many have married since. Life is grand for those blessed few.
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@ 2010-02-14 20:48:34
Karen Lloyd here...I was stationed there from 80 to 84 and these were the BEST days of my life and everyday I do wish that I could return to show my daughter. I loved Naples and lived in Fusaro and Posilipo..stationed on Nisida. My heart is still there. What a Great Life. Thank you, USN for letting ME see the world and allowing me to be a part of the BEST family America has to offer!!
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@ 2010-04-29 10:49:34
i am joe abel naples 72-75. i loved naples and especially carney park.reading all of this brings back so many wonderful memories of my childhood. there seems to be a common bond between us all. i remember don alonzo. you had a brother named joe too. and i think your dad coached baseball. those were the days!!!
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@ 2010-05-13 09:11:29
Valencia K~ miltary dependent (Net Generation), I lived in Naples, Itlay from 1998-2001. I LOVED Carney Park. We lived off base in Parco Andromeda (Pozzuoli) so Carney Park was my after school program. Let's just say even my generation enjoyed the activites Carney Park offered, we could wait to catch our Mercedes charter school bus to Carney Park. As a child things are just enjoyable different overseas. My mother say life was easier overseas, less stressfull on the kids yet full of creative fun things to do. Carney Park ROCKS!!!
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@ 2010-06-11 10:36:37
ha! OMG.. live and loved Napoli whem my dad stationed there 80-83. Lived done the hill from Parco Azzurro! Miss the sounds. Miss the smells. Miss Carney Park too. That was what we did in the summer times! Can still smell the sweet scents of the fig trees etc... Loved, loved, LOVED it there!!
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@ 2010-06-12 23:09:44
Marianne Williams here - I lived in Parco Azzurro in 1967-68, in 7th and 8th grade. Memories are kind of fuzzy, but I have spent over 40 years wishing I could find a REAL neapolitan pizza in the states... I also remember the church about halfway up the hill that had rooms with dirt floors that were open -kids would go in there to smoke cigarettes when we were walking up and down the hill to catch the school bus at the bottom. I also remember the store at the bottom that sold big sugar covered donuts. Farms at the top of the hill above the top road of houses that raised rabbits (for eating) that were in big "dens" in holes in the ground.
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@ 2010-08-03 01:52:20
Amanda Vega Powell here I spent only two weeks at the park. My stepfather at the time was stationed at San Vito Air Base. 1985-86 ish. We went there and camped and had softball tournaments. Great memories.
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@ 2010-10-12 19:06:33
Is Carney Park still layed out like this? My father is being deployed to Naples soon, and I'd like to know a few things.
There seems to be a paintball-like field there. Is it really a paintball field?
If so, does it do airsoft?
Thanks for your help.
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@ 2011-01-04 18:45:22
My name is Bob Robinson (Bobby in 71-72) and I lived in Parco Azzuro. I played all sports in Carney Park and loved it. Also had Miss Ness as my 3rd grade teacher in room 222. We unfortunately only lived there 18 months but it was awesome. I loved the outdoor theater too.
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@ 2011-01-19 07:46:59
In 74 and 75, when Forrestal was in port. We would take the bus from fleet landing to Carney Park. Spent one night in the woods on the east rim. The security guys would drive around at night, yelling into the woods that we would all be arrested. They never came in after us. One of my shipmates and I jumped the pool fence and skinney dipped for about 20 mins. at like 3 AM then high tailed it back into the tree line. My best memory of Carney Park!
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@ 2011-01-24 05:14:22
I live in Parco Azzuro right now and love it, I love forth of July at Carney Park. This is my second time living here first 85'to 88' and now bbJuly 09' til ???
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@ 2011-01-28 16:36:46
So many memories!! This is Dee Humphrey from Licola From 1971-1978!
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@ 2011-02-02 10:11:35
Lived in Lago Patria from 80-84. Best times of my life. My best memories are from football practices with a partially flooded field at Carney Park. Got back statside to finish HS and always wore my Green Naples Wildcat letter-jacket as a badge of honor.
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@ 2011-02-07 04:29:45
I was stationed there 75-76 at Capo air base. Played football for capo flyers. Terry Bradshaw here. Best duty. I knew some of the students there. Gill boys, a girl last name tranhan and another girl last name oliver her dad was lt. commander oliver.
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@ 2011-02-21 14:46:15
Jeff Latham? Derek Hightower? Holy Sh..... two more of the Parco Palumbo gang. We used to jump stuff on our bikes..till Derek did 3 cans... and shoot everything that moved with a pellet/bb gun. Remember playing down at the ruins? And Soccer in the street in front of my villa? How bout my stupid brother starting at the top of the Parco and trying to make the turn at the bottom on his bike? And damn near killing himself?

Jeff Kenney - Parco Palumbo - 73-78, Villa Teresita (second villa from the bottom of the hill on right).
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@ 2011-02-27 18:52:33
i lived in Arco Felice, Pozzuoli, 1965 - 1969, i still remember the drive-in - was there when we had an earthquake and the cement screen fell down, most of all i remember the 4th of july fireworks
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@ 2011-04-12 09:31:15
Karin Sheridan here :) Hi to all. We lived in Lago Patria and made trips to Carney Park OFTEN. Loved it there. They had an amazing Girl Scout program there. We were there from 80 something to 88 ( i think ). It would be awesome to catch up with some old friends! ks32526@yahoo.com
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@ 2011-04-13 22:59:45
Loved Carney Park...loved Naples...best childhood..Sgt. Bluff Elementary School 1974-1976 I left after 6th grade if anybody was there then. Laurie Hegg lacaebe@gmail.com
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@ 2011-04-15 13:56:03
I lived there as a kid...'72-'76 Looks like they tore down the men's football field. Everything else looks the same. Even the Monastery is still there!
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@ 2011-05-07 18:34:32
Spent many nights working along side the italian military standing guard at the entrance of Carney Park. What a place to party as well. Spent 2 years stationed in Naples, living on the Capodichino base. Many fond memories that i will never forget, well some things i'll forget cause i was too drunk to remember them in the first place. Glad to be back home in New York though.
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@ 2011-08-04 20:07:54
Parco Palumbo....lived there from 74-76......Derek Hightower....Jeff Lathem....Jeff Kenney....I remember the bike jumping, shooting the BB guns...playing at the ruins....lady finger firecrackers...playing stick ball in the street....football too....playing soccer with the local kids at the ruins...the bamboo field next to the ruins...the teen club (Mr. and Mrs. Hightower)..burgers and pineball at the Crater House..the lake....playing in "under construction" houses and jumping off the second floor onto big mounds of dirt....playing outside all day....what a great place to be as a kid!
Scott George....email me at wallyops1@yahoo.com or facebook
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@ 2011-08-09 04:26:07
Does anyone know the history of the Monastery at the top of the crater. I hiked to the top and
I believe it read Luongo Sacro di Silenzo. I can't find anything on it?
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@ 2011-09-05 21:23:26
I ate my first corn dog here while station in Naples ...I had never heard of a corn dog ...lol
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@ 2011-10-16 23:57:08
Ivan Dorcey, 2003-2006, looks like I'm the youngest on here but as the others...Best years of my life took place here. I lived during the transition from Agnano to Support Site. Loved being able to go to Carney Park to play baseball, football, soccer and everything else. Swimming at the pool and going to paintball. 5th of Julys there were the best and staying in the cabins overnight. Even at home on support site playing tag and hanging out at the parks was always fun, the teen center was a hangout spot. Just graduated the past summer...Im hoping to join the Navy and go back to Naples.
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@ 2011-10-27 05:16:57
David Wills here. I was in 8th thru 10th grade from '71 to '74, lived in Parco Azzurro 20 minutes distance from Carney Park on our 10-speeds. Learned to play racketball and golf there, a sergeant type showed me the kill shot idea. I thought I was the only one ever to go to the building on top (a monastery?), passing thru the crater hillside farms with their shacks. Once a crazed dog charged us, rabid I thought, one of those vivid shocking events that burned forever in the mind. And waking early dew-soaked morning after sleeping bag night. Some chocolate bars were 8 cents at the little store. I had a pool phobia then and so didn't swim. I sometimes think about being in the central parking lot, one of my strange obsessive thoughts. I saw fast pitch softball for the first time at Carney.
Is it just the universal tendency to idealize the carefree days of childhood and youth, or was it some combination of mezzogiorno warmth, tufa, semi-exotic locale and customs, stone oven-baked pizzas, privileges of military socialism, lizards basking in the sun, the apricot tree, the persianas, a paradise lost that tugs my heart so. Tears have come to my eyes thinking of this.
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@ 2011-10-27 10:28:15
Mike Baker here. 73-76, 3rd grade thru start of 7th. Arco Felize, Pozzuoli, Parco Caruso, about 3 miles from Carney Park. Basically lived there most of the time! What a great place for a kid to grow up. All the Little League Baseball and Pee Wee football games and practices, the pool, drive-in movie...how can you go wrong! Nice to see some familiar names here. Laurie Hegg - I remember you! I think we were in 6th grade together. DEREK HIGHTOWER? Wow! Baseball / football / school pals! Hows it going Buddy! Where's Darren Handy and Lloyd Gill? This site sure has led to a great walk down memory lane!!
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@ 2011-11-17 13:37:00
omg!.....thanks little bro' for finding this...Heading home to find all those yearbooks and go down memory lane...CARNEY PARK was the best place on earth!...more memories than this old lady can handle...think i got my first "kiss there"...movies, swimming(best tan of my life those summers), softball, volleyball,late nights, early mornings, football (remember my dad refereeing all those "cute" marines playing ball!)...fresca and TAB at the little store...deep fried clazones at the golf club....so many places to hide out!..My time in Naples was by far the best time of my life.....lived in Parco Caruso, met my best friend (tami) there, Wildcat forever...leaving was the worst time of my life...hated the states and felt like a rookie....knew nothing of modern life in the USA and longed for the "good ole days" of Naples....will visit this site often to see if i can reconnect with old friends...Laurie Baker(page) email: laurieannpage@gmail.com.....Naples: 1972-76....ciao for now......
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@ 2012-01-29 19:08:35
We lived in Parco Azzuro too. 1978- 1982 (?). I was too young to remember too much, but from what I do remember, Italy was the best place to grow up. I was just a baby when we got there, but if anyone remembers the Hunter family, then hit me up. I'm Susan Hunter on Facebook. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I would love to catch up on any memories from Naples!
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@ 2012-05-04 18:16:15
Wow! This is great! I was there 76-78. What wonderful memories!
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@ 2012-05-16 17:25:56
75-77 here. Carney Park, teen club, FSHS, all of it. Best days of my life! Noel Petree, '79
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@ 2012-10-23 15:27:22
WOW, I just found this site. My family and I lived in Parco Azzuro from 1972 to 1977. My 8th grade to senior years. Great memories and friends. I saw the earlier comment from Dave Walsh the principals son. He also had a sister named Molly that was.... well unrestrained. Fred Kahout, Donna Zimmerman, Donna Vatidis, Jeff Epperson, Debbie and Brenda Baechle (sp?), the Blythe family, Havard family, Roy family, Tracy and Michelle Herman and so many more.

Scott Waddle 1977 scottdwaddle@aol.com
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@ 2012-11-04 00:44:32
Wow, just found this site looking up google maps of Carney Park. I lived in Parco Azzuro from 74-78. I was 5 years old thru 8 years old. I remember all you kids. I had an Indian motor cycle that my dad got me as a kid. I remember a huge great dane coming out to try to eat me down a dead end street at Parco Azzuro. We lived next door to the man that had the Airplane in his yard. We later moved up to the top of the hill to a larger house. I remember you guys jumping garbage cans. I remember Carney Park like yesterday, T-ball... now that I read all this stuff. Oh boy... this is a cool find. My Dad worked for 3M company.
I also remember then making a movie in Carney Park. I cant think of the actors name... but he was popular. I remember Terrence Hill movies. haha. Sheesh... this is all coming back.
This is Ken Preuitt, Jr.
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@ 2013-01-28 05:31:50
I live in Parco Cuma 1973 - 1976, Wes Davis here. Was hoping that Mark Baker had posted.

I guess I was running around Carney Park with all of you too. The memories of playing baseball will live with me forever.

Funny to remember back, but the greatest thing was, at the end of the games, one of the parents was to being a cooler of soda's. And we each could have ONE after the game. I remember sitting on the grass, behind the dugout, thinking this was the greatest thing ever.

Wes - that, and playing pin-ball and listening to Kansas blare out of the juke box. (I think it was a Kiss pin ball machine? wesleyrdavis@hotmail.com
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@ 2013-02-23 11:44:29
Where can you start describing something you love so much?! My first loves, kiss, danger, excitement. Blew up my lip with a flare (can't tell by looking now) The smell of the gym at NSA on Saturday, riding the pipes at Carney, rock fights I regret, missing the bus every other morning at the bottom of the Parco and worse, hitch hiking at only 12 yrs with my buddy Dave. What about playing ditch til dark! Or swiping candy and lady fingers from the ''old lady tobacci"? Oh, as if you think you love all this as much as the next contestant, Mark Baxely marrying his Naples sweetheart 20 years later in America is putting money on our memories (not that marriage is a money thing just mean...oh you know).
You can't find a group of people so in love with a life like you do us with Naples....so why isn't there a resort there for us? I mean, I have stayed in hotels and resorts that I knew nothing about, just for R&R on some beach with which I have no connection. But we could have a real place of memories to retire to or snow bird away with friend we may never have even met but through these common memories...and thats good enough for me. daniel@davenportnelson.com
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@ 2013-03-31 08:09:39
My dad was stationed at Afsouth from 80-83, out of Building L. I had my first espresso there at 10- what was my mom thinking??
We lived in Parco Azzurro. I remember running around playing army, finding the old fighter jet.
I attended Pinetemare Elementary and Forrest Sherman and I still think of them when I hear a Ratt or Motley Crew song!
I still remember when they put the McDonalds in at NSA! They had to take out the Galaga to make room so I was a little bummed!
GREAT memories- swimming, eating, Carney Park, Squeeze Alley, teremotos, Humpty Dumpty, Vesuvio, Atari.....

Ciao,
Steve D
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@ 2013-03-31 16:41:55
(Continuation from previous post)

Oops! The hardest part of being a military brat is remembering WHEN you were stationed WHERE!
We were stationed in Naples in 83-86, NOT 80-83.

And I remembered a few more "growing up in Napoli moments"-

The mudslide that blocked the road to NSA and school.
The "Tape Club" at Afsouth where you could borrow VHS tapes of shows like Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Knight Rider, etc
Puzzuoli fish market.
Pizza Margarita!
Hearing "Panama" being blared at Carney Park during American Days.
My science teacher at Forrest Sherman- Mister ZUES!
They showed boobs on Italian TV!!! (Did I mention I was like 11??)
Cincuocentos and Vespas.
Firecrackers!
Anybody else....

Ciao,
Steve D
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@ 2013-05-04 19:48:57
We lived in Parco Azzuro from '72 to '77 (Hi Scott!). Wonderful memories of Carney Park and Jr High/High School in Naples. What a great place to grow up! Hoping to make a trip to Italy in the near future w/ my family. This is Colleen Kearney.
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@ 2013-05-20 03:55:24
Lived in Naples from 74-76 on via domenziana (spelling?) just south of pinetamare. Carney park was certainly a highlight. I remember making a movie in 6th grade all about the pioneers because it was the bicentennial. We filmed up by the hospital. Also Mr. Clark (5th grade pinetamare) was a great teacher. Big, tall guy with a flaming red beard. Wayne "Eddy" Rouse
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@ 2013-06-06 12:27:10
I was a Navy brat living there also from 70-78. Great memories esp. Carney Park. Yes..there used to be an outdoor movie theater with cement bleachers so I rmbr that part where my behind used to get sore since we never thought of bringing seat cushions with us. lol. Best days of my life!
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@ 2013-07-09 18:34:38
I was in Naples from 60-63. It's great to read these comments from y'all!
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@ 2013-08-01 08:35:26
Mike Fisher here.
I was in naples from late 68 to middle 1970.
Lots of great memories of the park, played Little League baseball, Pop Warner football, the movies, Y'all remember every evening "Attention to Colors..Attention to Colors" and we all had to stop and face the flag as they lowered it for the night?

Made the Little League All Stars and we ended up coming in 2nd in all of Europe in 1969.
We lost to Weisbaden in the championship game that would have allowed us to advance to Williamsport for the L.L. World series.. Damn Weisbaden!

Guitartech9@gmail.com
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@ 2013-08-24 01:12:28
So enjoy seeing all of the comments about Carney Park-was there in '77 w/brother and his family, I came there to be a mother's helper when my niece was born. Loved to go and watch the baseball games and see the outdoor movies (I remember seeing Car Wash!) Long time ago.....Such a beautiful place-remember Festa Americana, surrounded by a gorgeous ring of mountains. Hope someday to get back and see it again.
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@ 2013-11-16 12:50:01
Debbie Gries here - oh, how I love Carney Park and Pinetamare - Mr. Clark -0 5th grade - Mr. Couch for 4th. Does anyone remember the time capsule? Remembered the pool, outdoor movies, Girl Scout camp, hiking up to the monastery. Such a childhood!!!!
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@ 2013-11-30 20:09:24
Stationed in Naples 69-72 with COMSUBFLOT8 at AFSOUTH. Many nice times spent at Carney Park. We did no have all
the things that are there now. We had handball courts, drive-in movie, and football and baseball fields. I was lucky enough
to live off base... at Licola Marina (spelling could be wrong) about 10 miles from AFSOUTH. Many of my Navy friends had
apartments at the beach. Our balcony overlooked the Med, and a 20 second walk put us on the sand. Winters, we were the
only people living there. Summer was many thousands at beach. Enjoyed reading other comments from ex-Naple residents
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Anonymous
@ 2014-01-05 03:27:59
Played softball there in 1985 ish stepdad was stationed in sanvito. Great time camping at carney
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@ 2014-01-16 14:46:06
I was there from 77-79. I paid $1 to sit in my Triumph Spitfire convertible to watch a movie in the outdoor drive inn. Plus I always had a cold beverage nearby. I lived about 10 minutes away from the park.
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@ 2014-04-26 15:47:08
Wow! I have enjoyed reading posts from those who shared such happy childhood memories of Naples, Italy. We lived in Pinetamare from 1975 - 1979 in the first Western Tower. At the time, there was only 3. I too had the best time of my life playing on the beach everyday in the summer and softball at Carney Park! Derek, your mother gave us a wonderful gift when she organized that beautiful 8th grade prom :-). Jackie Carroll, Augusta, GA.
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Anonymous
@ 2014-06-04 11:16:43
Looks like the Skeet Range is gone now. Probably my most favorite place at Carney Park! Im Chris Scow and lived at Parco Azzurro from 76-79 (brothers Roger and Tony). We are all still alive including the folks but a bit scattered around the country these days.
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@ 2014-06-04 12:12:43
Air Force brat, dad at AFSOUTH. 76-79. Spent uncounted hours at Carney Park. I lived in Parco Azzurro. Attended FSHS.
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Anonymous
@ 2014-07-04 12:15:13
was there 69-73 also
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@ 2014-07-16 06:08:54
I lived in Naples from 1961-64. My dad was stationed at AFSouth and I went to Forrest Sherman Elementary School...I think it was on Via Oratzio or Pocilipo...something like that. We lived in the Chocolate Building (everyone called it that because it was painted brown) on Via Ortensio and had a great view from there of Vesuvius and the palm tree (they took lots of photos of the volcano from the side of the hill there. We used to play on the "goats trail" on that hill and harass the Italian Romeos with their girlfriends who would go down the trail for a getaway. I'm sure they were annoyed with us. Carney Park was a great place and I played little league baseball there. Sounds like it's expanded a bit since I lived there! Great memories and would love to return there someday.
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@ 2014-09-18 12:15:07
started married life in naples 1983-1986. husband security police investigator at afsouth. 31 years later we'll be going back in 2 years for a month long stay. loved it miss it amazing memories.
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@ 2014-11-18 18:20:18
Mike Tedesco here. Lived in Parco Azzurro from 83-86 and loved every minute of it. Was there during the transition between no TV and TV. So much to do. Spent so much tiime at Carney Park and yes there was an outdoor movie theatre. Easy bike ride to the park from Parco Azzurro.
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