I am officially proclaiming “Spring is just around the corner!”
The snow melting, the birds chirping, but still chilly outside. I was thinking about the town that I live in, and how I’d love to check out some more parks and recreational areas we haven’t been to yet with my 2 boys.
That’s when I checked out their local website, and to my surprise, they actually had a list of all of the parks and recreational areas mapped out on an actual map of the town, along with all of the information for each. It includes the type of park and if it includes a playground or not. I was most interested in parks with playgrounds because my 2 year old son is still infatuated with “the park!”
I figured it would give us a “go to” on the days where we have nothing else scheduled. We will hit a park on these days, or maybe even 2, and check it off of our “Spring Park Challenge” list. A challenge I’ve created for us to embark on hitting every park in our town withing the Spring season. It’s a limited time frame due to, ya know, the April showers bring may flowers, everything is soaked and muddy, times… but it’ll be fun, and also it will allow the boys to explore tons of other areas then they’re used to.
I have to say, I am really excited myself! After we do the park tour of our town, we may even open it up to other towns and check em’ off the list. I have even invited some of my other mom friends to come along for the challenge! The whole thing or just a day here and there when they can make it. Outdoor play is something that is being slowly lost these days due to technology and I’m hoping this will help get my boys into the outdoor play more!
If you want your kids to be open to something new, try this out with me! Look up your towns official website and I’m sure they’ll have information similar to mine. And hey, even if you don’t hit them all or beat your challenge, at least you had fun trying!
(Original photo source;https://www.unlimitedplay.org/zacharys-playground/)