Anyway, back to the playground... If you happen to be planning a Florida Gators party, this is where you should have it. It's an orange and blue park, so your decor will match! The playground had lots of litter, so that was a bummer, and one of the slides was seriously damaged. You'll see. The other negative was the equipment itself was a little strange. There were really large gaps to climb up the equipment. I took pictures so you'll see what I mean. On the positive side, it is a very shady park and even though it was a hot day, we were all quite comfortable. It's secluded and quiet, and the kids had plenty of fun!
Playground area and covered pavilion
Umm, yes, that is part of a slide.
Ephraim was trying to show me how strong he was!
Super long slide!
Trash... mostly popped balloons
Smaller kid equipment
There is one bench inside the playground area, and it is almost on the ground. I just thought that was kind of funny. :)
This is where the slide part should go. It would be pretty dangerous to land on that piece of metal at the bottom. This is a long, fast slide. DANGER. DANGER.
(PS - Aspen's wearing a new dress/bloomer set that I made for her yesterday. TOO CUTE!)
The view from the playground toward the boat ramp
Random pole with nothing on it
She is such a daredevil! She climbs on these things everywhere. NOT safe! Also, one of the times that I grabbed her up from them, I hit my head on the handles and gave myself a pseudo-concussion. :)
This looks like trouble
The concussion-causing handlebar
Here are pictures of the large gaps. This is how you get into the slide.
These slides are pretty high off the platform as well.
Huge gaps, again. The pictures don't do it justice.
This picture should give you an idea of scale. These really are HUGE gaps.
See what I mean?!?
This is my postconcussive face.
This is a tree that apparently fell on to the playground fence. Did anyone hear it? (Rimshot!)
We saw a huge boat go by, with a little tug behind.
This is the pathway to the dark side. Not really... just a picnic/walking trail area. I wasn't feeling that adventurous today. :)
So, the Arlington Lions Club park is worth a visit. I'll let you know as soon as construction is done how it changes. :) Here is the website and its amenities.