We have a brand new park that has opened up close to us. It's fantastic. There are lots of biking and walking trails, picnic facilities and it's got a great playground. There is an area for little kids and an area for "big" kids. There are plans to expand it too with an Aquatic Center with an outdoor pool, volleyball and tennis courts, lacrosse and soccer fields, skate parks, dog parks and more. It is still being developed, but the first phase is opened.
We went several times over the Christmas break. The boys had lots of fun.
Sam loved the train you see in the background (of course), and honestly spent most time just around the playground like only a 3 year old can do!
He's starting to become quite a climber -- which puts my heart in my throat most of the time!
Of course, Josh likes to climb too!
Is that a "Future Heartbreaker" or what?
He was so proud of himself for making it all the way across the monkey bars. He kept practicing until he got it!
Of course any new park has some growing pains. And we found a MAJOR problem with this park over the weekend. We tried to go twice -- once on Sunday and once on Monday -- and it was so crowded there was no parking available. It's also got no covered seating which could become a problem later in the year. But the parking issue is quite annoying right now. I know part of the reason was because it is a new playground and also because it was near 70 degrees on the last day of Winter Break. I hope once school starts we'll be able to re-visit this playground again!
Luckily, our town has lots of great playgrounds so we went to another local park that usually has lots of kids.
The other park is smaller, but the boys still had fun on the slide. Check out Sam's hair!