Late yesterday afternoon, I did a search for parks
so that I would have somewhere to go to get out of my apartment.
what the local sports park offered, or what many parks offer,
for play equipment. I visited it on Monday evening, and brought
Ella back on Tuesday morning in hopes of taking photos without
many people in them.
I later discovered that one pole is a water spray
I assume it is for creating damp dirt underneath it
and providing a way to cool off visitors.
ages and sizes. I actually watched adults on the teeter-totter
with the green seats. Ella was later under the green arch
with the holes in it near the back of the below photo.
instruments. They are under a tarp as many areas are
to protect visitors from the sun and a light rain.
can be played by visitors.
built in bench inside of it!
There is a slope that leads to the top of the hill
and more seating and play areas.
accessible. There are a variety of places to play,
including some areas with wheelchair access
or places like swings meant to seat larger children with more
It can be seen as preserving the grass, but once I walked on it,
I realized that it was cushioned for the safety of children who may fall.
other than providing a space to climb in that requires
being more thoughtful of where you put your hands and feet.
a rope or tossing something up the hill!
people if I could avoid doing it. What I also discovered was waiting
my turn as children played on each structure!
Ella could sit or stand for a photo...or two...or three!
I sat on the bench for a few minutes.
teacher. This is a main group of children who play, but that did
not include the adults, the teens, or the younger children playing here!
There were adults who mostly seemed to have their younger children with them.
The walkway had a view of the play area where I
had walked around when I arrived.
The few children here when I arrived were younger children
in their underwear, and out of respect, and privacy,
I did not want to photograph one or two younger children.
Another place that is her size!
like the checker board!!!
We walked over to the green arch that I call a mushroom.
A little girl about 3 came in the other side. I said, "hello" to her
and then sat quietly. She sat quietly inside for a few minutes,
then left. I don't know if she wanted me to leave, but I have more
patience than a 3 year old.
and not make her uncomfortable.
School starts next week. I saw another adult photographing
someone in the larger group of older kids.
that the trees were young and that this park is probably not an
older, established park.
Based on what I read, I believe the park
was opened in February of this year.
I finally decided that it was time to go. The slope is pretty
cool with the plants that swayed in the wind.
No climbing on the volcanic rocks in the landscape
after the park has this much climbing equipment?
have a child to take with me to play here,
but it was a wonderful place to discover!