Discover Dinosaur Park
Get the Kids Outside While the Weather is Nice
I've noticed that most children's activities are structured around the schedule of the stay-at-home parent. Most library story times and gym classes are held in the mornings or early afternoons. There are many hours to kill during the day, so I understand this strategy.
However, I want fun, creative activities to enjoy with my child after day care and on the weekends. This new column aims to find and share the answer to that crucial question, "What the heck are we going to do until dinner?"
While the weather is still tolerable outside, the obvious answer is to head to the nearest playground. Whether or not your community has one within walking distance, Ashburn Park is worth checking out. Located off Ashburn Road, at 43645 Partlow Road, the park has been dubbed Dinosaur Park by parents and kids because of its dinosaur-themed equipment.
This 16-acre park boasts appropriate fun for kids of all ages. The huge dinosaur jungle gym will attract the older kids with monkey bars, tubular slides and climbing apparatus. There is a play fire engine to explore. And, for the little ones, a small jungle gym is enclosed with handy bars to keep toddlers from falling off.
There are plenty of swings–for big kids and with infant seats–to go around. Picnic tables offer areas to enjoy a snack break. And, benches are strategically placed for parents to sit back and watch the kids play.
See you there!