This park is often underutilized, but I suppose it's not quite exciting enough for bigger kids. When Dash and I went on Wednesday afternoon (when it was a BEAUTIFUL, perfect day) we were all by ourselves for about 30 minutes, then finally other families stopped in too. By the time we left there were about 7 other kids there, plus their parents. That's a big crowd for that park! We are happy to have this park near us, and hope the city will keep maintaining it. There is a park that is closer to us and is much larger, but it's all open space, no play structures, and no fence. It's lovely, but not great for toddlers.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Playing in the park!
Since the last 2 posts have been picture-free, I thought I'd make a quick entry with a couple of pictures Rick took of Dashiell at the little park near our house. We call it the "water tower" park--it's a small, fenced in park with a couple of swings, an airplane rocker, a little play structure that has a steering wheel and some gears that kids can play with, some big rocks to climb, and, what makes it kind of strange, a path leading up to and around a huge, bulbous water tower. Dashiell loves it, and will usually point to the tower when we're about a block away from it or anytime we drive past it in the car. Here he is climbing around the big rock:
And here he's riding on the airplane (which he's a little lukewarm about--sometime he loves it, sometime he doesn't care about it at all. This might have been a "doesn't care" kind of day...):