The Gunn Park Eating Apples Scene
This was one of the first scenes to be filmed in the movie. It takes place just right after Newt, Jappy, Marcus, Skunk, and Beansy steal apples from Jake Kiner’s Orchard, and when Marcus severely beats Jake Kiner. It marks the moment Newt, backed by Jappy, Skunk, and Beansy, argues with Marcus about how things should be done. This is the approximate location of the scene along the north side of the main entrance road into the park and near the west corner of the tree line adjacent to this open field.
This is located in Gunn Park, 1010 Parks Ave. along the main entrance to the far west near the open field to the north.
The area between shelter house#2 and 3 in Gunn Park can be seen in the background looking southeast from the location.
Other areas of Gunn Park were used such as the entrance to the Marmaton river reservoir toward the far northwest area before the curve to the left on the entrance to the park. The dam furthest west on the same entrance road was also used in a scene when Newt, Jappy, Marcus, Skunk, and Beansy were walking.
The first scene of the film took place near the Marmaton River when the boys walk on a wooded path near the river around 10:00am in the morning.