Saturday Mornings at South Park
Recently, we have been looking for places to walk to on Saturday mornings to do a mini adventure before nap time. One place that we have discovered is the newly renovated South Park.
I love it because we can walk there from our apartment and stop at Blue Bottle coffee along the way. Mama needs her coffee!
The neighborhood is cute and quiet on the weekends and the park is not crowded.
Atlas mostly likes the swing, which works out great because I drink my coffee while he swings and it's a nice relaxing morning.
The park itself I not huge but it's interesting. It's not your average play structure it's more like a piece of art that was turned into a play area. The main attraction is a large metal and rope structure that kids can climb, slide on, crawl trough and swing on. The structure sits on a squishy type of AstroTurf so it's safe for kids in case they fall. However, the outer edges of the play structure are metal, so I usually stay close to Atlas so he doesn't fall and hit his head on it.
In addition to the main play area there are two grassy areas and plenty of seating along the side of the park. I usually bring snacks and sit on one of the benches or tables to eat before walking home.
The park is meant for kids of all ages. I see lots of families during the weekends and if you go during the week around lunch you will see adults enjoying the park on their lunch break.
The only thing I don't like is that it's not gated so you have to make sure your little one doesn't run into the street.
If you have kids that do well at restaurants there are a few cafes and restaurants right across the street from the park that look really good.
This park is definitely worth checking out. I would try a weekend morning so you can beat the crowds. Click here for a map and directions. Let me know what you guys think!