Washington Park! Have you been? Okay, I'm guessing that you have. But maybe you haven't. And if not - oh boy, do I have a treat for you.
Washington Park is fantastic. It's the biggest splash pad in the county (I think? Does someone out there know of a bigger one?) and it is super fun. Not only does it have a splash pad, but there's also a large playground, a fun hill, and an extra bonus cheese structure (yes I said cheese structure).
Now, you may be wondering why I am writing about the water feature of a park when it's nearly midway through August. Here's why: because we live in Oregon, and you know there are going to be at least a few days - maybe more - in the next few weeks (even into September!) when the heat climbs up into the uncomfortable region of the 90's. Because that's how Oregon rolls.
Here's what we love:
Here's what we don't love so much:
A few tips:
Parking: Plenty of free street parking
Resting Spots: A few short concrete walls, lots of grass, a bench by the park.
Food: Nada. Bring it, dudes.
Push/Wear: Neither. Let the crawlers crawl and the noncrawlers lie on a blanket! Freedom for all the babies! But a stroller will also work really well. :)
Restrooms: Yep - port-a-potties
Time Frame: At least an hour
What do you recommend for staying cool on these last few hot hot days?
Megan Defferding is the mom to two super fun boys who love to find great stuff to do all around Lane County! Check out her blog series, Happy Adventuring, weekly on GoMomGo.