Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Great Park Adventure - Deerwood Childrens Rotary Park

Wow, I've never been to a more crowded park. Seriously. Almost all the parking spaces were full, and people were in and out the entire time. Wanna know why? This park virtually eliminates the option of getting dirty. ASTROTURF! Granted, there are some dirt patches around, but the vast majority of the park is serenely set in lush green fake grass. Since there were so many kids there, I didn't take a lot of wide shots. I figured that might weird people out. :) ("Hey, why is that mom taking pictures of our kids?")


I thought this climby thing was pretty cool.

And a rock, paper, scissors game! Only one problem. If three of you play and you each choose a different weapon, isn't it just like circular reasoning?.

There's a covered pavilion with ONE table for your eating pleasure. Beware, this place is POPULAR. We had to wait our turn, and share with another family. Weirdest thing? This park has NO trash cans. It's the kind of place where whatever you bring with you, you take home with you. The Deerwood Rotary Club has no interest in cleaning up your garbage. So, it was COMPLETELY litter-free. NO litter. NO graffitti. Also, bonus, the whole park is fenced in, so you can let your tiny babies crawl all over the astroturf with no worries.

There's a break in the ground, and you can see some of the rubber beneath it. :) A few more layers, and you'll get to the earth... then on to China!

This is pretty sweet. It's a wheelchair swing. How do I know? I heard some dad tell his kid. Only, it is only about 1 cm off the ground, so I'm not sure how that works.

This series of swing pictures is purely self-indulgent. Enjoy my daughter's array of faces.

(In the picture above, she was saying, "Almost there, almost there..." hahah)

More swings, restrooms, and water fountains.

There's a ball that stays at the park, apparently, for playing this game...

Funnel Ball. Aspen tried her best, but it was a bit too high.

So, all in all, it was a really fun park! It's relatively small, perfectly clean, and ridiculously popular. Go check it out!

(Cyndi - Is this what you were talking about?)

Also, random anecdote... while in the car, Ephraim said, "Mom, aren't we adorable children?" I said, "Yes, you are," while Aspen SCREAMED, "NO BUBBA!!!! I ADOOOOOORRRRABLE!!!!!!!!!!" Yes, yes you are...

Here's the park's website, and its amenities are listed below.

Park Amenities

Car Parking22
Drinking Fountain
Picnic shelters1
Picnic Tables2
Playground Equipment8
Trash Barrels3 (I take issue with this statistic, 'cause I didn't see a single one!)

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