Next in our Parks + Playgrounds Summer Series is Washington Manor Park. This post is by Melody.
We’ve gone to Washington Manor Park before, but today was for our special Summer Series. So if you haven’t gone before, let me introduce you to the park!
They added a shaded seating area.
You can bring your scooters and bikes there too since there’s a path. It loops around the entire park, which includes: an outdoor water park, a toddler play area, an older kids area, and there’s also a sports area in the middle. And lots of grass, which is where there are lots of birthday parties on the weekend.
We found out when the best time to go is: Not during the weekend! We went on a Thursday (before school lets out for the day and for the school year). This is me with my mom. We like walking together.
This is the water park. I’ve only been in it once. But as you can see, it has a water slide and more different water fun off to the side. You can’t really see it, but there are lounge chairs on the left side, too.
Halfway through the loop, there are a few openings to the residential areas. I think maybe these people use it to their advantage and WALK to the park. I assume they know what time is the least crowded.
That’s the grassy area. On the weekends, it gets full with people! Can you imagine? But luckily, we went during a weekday, so as you can see, there’s no one there. Nice scenery!
The back park is mostly for older kids. Emily played there at the end.
I ended up riding Emily’s scooter because she was playing.
If I forgot to mention it, there’s also a ballpark there.
We used to go to this little kids playground.
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We have seen some amazing parks and playgrounds and would like to visit them all, but since we don’t really have time to do that, please share your pics with us! And we’ll be updating with pics from our mini-adventures!
What are your family’s favorite activities at the park or playground? Swings, carousel, rock wall, train ride, tube slide, bridge?