We got there at about 2pm, which is normally Vivian's naptime. It was warm, and there was no breeze. The kids had been in the car for a few hours, and needed some exercise.
They have a huge carousel!
|Elena's first stop at the playground|
|Viv and Dad riding|
The climbing/play structures are wonderful. Ramps galore, small steps, supportive swings, low-level bars, you name it--this park has it.
|Walkin' around the vehicle section|
|going to the playground|
Besides the carousel, Elena's favorite parts were exploring the jungle gyms, and using monkey bars that she could reach.
|One type of monkey bar|
|Elena's favorite type of monkey bar|
|Big hopscotch outside the kid maze|
|tire swinging with a new friend|
Elena was the only person I saw with an obvious physical disability for about an hour. Then we saw a girl in a little purple power chair, on a "racing track" with some other kids. She'd drive (fast, I might add) and the kids would race her in their "lanes". Pretty adorable!
Everyone loved The Bus!
|seriously, tons of kids piled on after this picture|
"This is the AWESOMEST park EVER!"
|Last carousel ride|
Unfortunately, the heat got the best of us. Elena used to totally wilt in the sun...she made a lot of progress with her outdoor endurance and heat tolerance last year, which was our first real year doing anything outside. Still, without a breeze, the sun exposure was a bit much. I figured she would last a little over an hour, which was just about right. We'll definitely be back here--but we'll have to wait until the summer months are over, I guess.