By Colleen Pence, SA2020 Resolutions Outdoorsy Leader (follow her here!)
Park #10 in our family’s #SA2020Resolutions quest to visit 20 parks in 2014, is Elmendorf Lake Park. It hasn’t escaped my attention that, in blog posts anyway, we are halfway to our goal. In reality, we’ve visited 16 parks but my blogging needs to catch up to reflect that!
Our visit to Elmendorf Lake Park took place on a hot July day around 3:30 p.m. so, as you can imagine, it felt like we were visiting the surface of the sun. We came across this pretty park on our way home from picking up my daughter at Camp Metro, the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas’ summer day camp located in an old Edgewood district school on the west side of San Antonio.
We didn’t stay at this park for long for two reasons: 1) the unrelenting heat and, 2) a certain gentleman sitting on a bench, staring at us, while guzzling a tall boy (huge beer, for the uninitiated).
I’m aware that any park could have people hanging out, drinking beer in the middle of the day. I certainly don’t hold this incident against Elmendorf Lake Park because that gentleman didn’t take away from what the park has to offer: a clean and well-kept running/walking path, friendly ducks waddling about, and a stunning view of Our Lady of the Lake University.