Monday, July 11, 2011

A New Favorite

We took the kids to a playground this past Saturday.  It was a little out of the way but so worth the drive.  There was a nice sized play structure, a picnic area, a couple of swings, a large sand area (complete with awesome water feature), and the best part... a sprayground.  I had never been to a sprayground before.  I had never even heard of one until a couple of days ago.  But it's awesome.  Really, really awesome.
On stiffling hot days in the summer there is no better way to take the kids out to play and be sure that everyone can cool down, too.  When the parents got too hot we simply sat on the wall around the sprayers and let the wind carry the mist to us.  Heaven!
Aside from the sprayers the most popular activity was the sand and water area.
The stone fountain allows the water to flow like a river down to the sand.
Collecting for a while in the sand, allowing for building castles, making dams, or simply a little foot splashing.
Ana played here for almost the entire two hour visit.  She had a wonderful time!
She did venture out a couple of times to try out the swings. She was too little to use them on her own but found an acceptable solution.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Looks like they had a blast! How did you find out about this place?

In that photo of Addie standing in front of the water trough, it took three viewings before I finally noticed Ana doing a face plant in the water basin in the background!