Today’s adventure was a trip to check out a park on the other side of town. It was a bit of a drive for us, but we wanted to check out the old school wooden play structures that this park supposedly had. And on that front, it didn’t disappoint. It had a wonderful wooden play space with all kinds of things to climb and bridges to cross.
The one disappointment was that things have kind of been neglected with time. It is a great park and I imagine when it was first built, it was really amazing. It is sad that some things are so obviously in need of repair. My husband even joked that if we ever go there again, he is bringing a hammer with him. To this end, they have recently started charging a $5 fee for parking to help go towards repairs and you can see where they have recently replaced some of the ropes and boards. So, they are trying.
The flip side of some of the things being older is that they still have things like this slide.
Which made me nostalgic for the parks of my childhood. The girls loved it too.
I think the kid’s favorite part of the day was when we took a little walk and found the amphitheater. The girls and their buddy Milo met two other kids and all 5 of them spent a good amount of time singing, dancing and just running around crazy.
I don’t see us returning often simply because of the distance from our house, but I really hope they do manage to get the funds they need to keep the place such a fun destination for families in that area. It is definitely a place worth a little effort.