We've always had our favorites, ones with special slides or swings, or ones that have a nice cool shady space for moms and dads to sit, but there were literally 30+ parks that we'd never heard about, let alone visited!
So our family has made a plan to visit every park in the city this summer. We've started making a list of parks that are in close proximity together, so if one park is literally just a slide and a patch of grass, there's another one on the list that might be more thrilling to hang out at for awhile.
Sometimes we pack a lunch and sometimes we plan our outing in between meal times, so as to not weigh down our travels any. We've come across some parks that aren't as well maintained as others, so we've started bringing along a trash bag to help clean things up while the little ones play. Sticks work well to stab trash if you come across something you don't want to touch. We like to think we're helping to make some areas better than when we arrived and making it fabulous for the next person that comes along.
Are you up to the challenge? Do you think you could visit every park in your community this summer? We're going to give it a go and you should too! It's been a blast so far and a great way to spend time outdoors, while burning energy and having fun!!