Friday, May 25, 2012

Play Town

If you know me in real life, you know I don't always have nice things to say about the county in which we live.  First, it's suburban sprawl -- the good and the bad.  Second, the demographics are rapidly going downhill -- gang violence, random crimes, the usual signs of sprawl gone wrong, and they're bringing property values down with them.  Third, we've got public officials indicted, and some of those same officials were involved in suspicious land dealings with our school system -- which seems to always come out just "on this side" of the law, anyway.

But there's a lot I love, here, too, and I'm not ashamed to say it.  And one of the things that our county does better than just about anyplace in the entire country?   Parks and playgrounds.  Individual towns within the county and the county itself can rival each other on quality and variety, and everything has handicapped access.  The parks are simply phenomenal, whether you want to go running, or hiking, or skateboarding, or take your kids to a playground, or a pool (indoors or out), or just have a simple outside afternoon without too much noise or insanity.  You want it, there are multiple parks to provide it.  When we move, I will really, really miss our parks. 

Yesterday we had an opportunity to go Play Town Suwanee as a morning play-date with some Kindermusik friends.  Play Town is a gigantic wooden ... wait for it ... play town. It's awesome!  And yes, it's accessible for kids and adults and wheelchairs.  I climbed around a good bit yesterday -- and even went down a slide or two!

We got there right around 9:15 and stayed until just about 10:30 (we had to hurry home for Mick to use the car -- his truck's out of commission for a few days), which was just perfect.  We lubed up with sunscreen, but by the time we left it was just plain Georgia Hot, even in the shade.  (Not that there's anything wrong with that!  We love it!)

Here are some of the photos.  We've already scheduled another play date at the same park.  It was so much fun!


Well, the sign said, "Enter!"

"Here I come!"

too-tall Tic-Tac-Toe
This is a view of just about 1/4 of the entire play set, nevermind the swings!

CAM loved the fire pole!

This kid needs a football!
Don't ask. I have NO IDEA what she was doing. But it was funny.

Swinging with a sweet Kindermusik friend!

1 comment:

  1. Where is this... I need to take the boys there... like yesterday :)