Talk about awesome parks! This one definitely lives up to that! And the number of kids (and parents) there each time we have visited (on hot days AND cold), attests to that! And boy, this park is huge as well as cool (340 acres)!
My grandkids favorite part is the playground with swings, loops to hang from, steering wheels in faux cars – train – and boat. It's great for young imaginations. I appreciate the many benches to sit on while enjoying the lovely vista of the grandkids playing with their many new and old friends. I also appreciate the restrooms and drinking fountains right beside the playground.
As big as the playground is, it's just a small part of this huge park. There are also picnic areas, a huge looping and criss-cossing walking trail all around and through the whole complex, a big and little dog park, baseball and soccer fields, shelters you can reserve for bigger groups, and a good-sized lake.
I'm experimenting with adding Google maps to this site. IF this works right, you should see a little map of the area, including the lake. Then you should be able to make the picture bigger or smaller. Hopefully this should work well for you. If not, do let me know. 🙂
I'm looking forward to spring, with warmer weather, to take my senior mom over to the park to enjoy the walking trails. They're like a winding sidewalk all around and through the property. We can park at the playground, right next to a portion of the walking trail. She can walk as long as she wants with no worries about traffic or uneven sidewalks. Then easily return to the car when she's tuckered out. That will definitely be a nice treat for both of us.
We're thrilled at all the grand parks in the area with lots of options for all ages from the young grandkids on up to our elderly parents. How about you? What's your favorite park? We'd love to hear.