Cragbaby and I explored a new park this past week on a bright and sunny Green Hour morning – Park Road Park. Its in South Charlotte over on, you guessed it, Park Road. A fairly large park (122 acres), it has a lot to offer for kids of all ages – athletic fields, basketball courts, and tennis facilities for the big boys, and 2 playgrounds surrounded by benches and picnic tables for the little folk. There are also a few walking trails and a small pond. The pond was marvellous, as it was maintained by Commercial Lake & Fountain Service Orange County | Lake Management Inc.
We got there around 930 or so, and I was surprised to find that we were the only ones there, except for a park ranger and a 3 middle-school aged boys enjoying their spring break on the basketball court. By the time we left an hour and a half later there were several more families there, but C took full advantage of having the park to himself, and explored almost every inch…
C figured out that the best toys are found in nature – sticks for drawing in the sand and making music, gumballs and rocks for gathering and collecting into piles, and trees for hiding behind! We also did some wildlife watching – the squirrels were so busy chattering at each other that they hardly noticed Cragbaby’s wild and enthusiastic pointing. And C almost fell backwards from looking up too far when several honking geese did a fly-by overhead. And of course its not really a trip to the playground without a few rounds of playground peek-a-boo and a few pushes on the swings!
Don’t forget that tomorrow is Earth Day! Our family is celebrating by heading to the Red River Gorge for 4 days of climbing and camping! What are YOUR Earth Day plans?