We don't watch much TV, but one show my husband and I don't miss is Parks and Recreation. The premise for the first season was the parks department staff and neighborhood residents trying to fill up a giant pit to build a park. The show is a wacky comedy, but I'm completely serious when I say I love my neighborhood park.
Visiting our park can be the highlight of our day. It's the perfect place for Kellan to ride his balance bike, make new friends on the playground or go exploring in the woods. That's him looking for bugs in the grass. Kellan's favorite spot is the sand volleyball courts that serve as a giant sandbox. He loves to drive his little cars around while making up stories about road construction or traffic jams. There's a skate park right next to the sand courts so Kellan watches the older kids skateboard or ride their bikes. It completely lifts our moods to be outside, especially if we've been cooped up all morning.
Do you have a special spot at your neighborhood park? Check out the pictures from a one-of-a-kind urban park in New York City. I plan on visiting the next time I'm in the Big Apple!