By Colleen Pence, SA2020 Resolutions Outdoorsy Leader (follow her here!)
Y’all. I’m way behind on sharing my family’s #SA2020 Resolutions park adventures with you. Today I realized it’s been FOUR months since I last posted about a park. We’re still visiting parks. I just haven’t taken the time to share them with you here. *Bad Blogger!* The last park I wrote about was Eisenhower Park (#5 of 20) back in early May. Since then, our family has visited seven more parks. But, due to life getting in the way, I haven’t told you about them. My goal is to write about those seven parks here, once a week, until I catch up. If you remember, my #SA2020Resolutions goal is for our family to visit 20 parks in 2014. With only 8 more parks to go, and the weather turning cooler soon (Please, please, please let the weather turn cooler soon!) we’re definitely on track to reach our goal.
Let me introduce you to San Pedro Springs Park. Did you know it’s the second oldest park in the country? Only Boston Commons is older. We visited this park during Spring Break back in March so, as you can see by the photos, some of the trees hadn’t fully bloomed yet. But this park is gorgeous any time of year, with sweeping expanses of grass on which kids can run and play, plenty of tall trees (one of which is particularly good for climbing), a handsome bandstand overlooking a garden, and a magical swimming pool in the middle (which is open for public swimming in the summer – sadly we never did get down there to swim this year).