12 Fun Things To Do At Parks

Save money by making wonderful memories

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Local parks are probably one of the best free places in the whole world. They don’t cost a penny and they provide you with some of the happiest times in your life.

Here are some of my favorite things to do at local parks. Think back to your youth and I bet you have good memories to share.

  1. Birds and squirrels. I love animals, especially birds, and I really enjoy taking photos of ducks, geese, birds, and swans for my Twitter page. If you like that too, check out my Twitter link next to my profile picture.
  2. Playgrounds and swings. There’s no need to buy a big play structure for your yard when local parks have so many of them.
  3. Baseball. I will tell you that one of my favorite things is finding a baseball diamond and practicing hitting early on a Sunday morning with the kids. It’s so great to be able to use the facility for free.
  4. Lakes and ponds. The parks with lakes or ponds are my favorite because they are often full of beauty. The water relaxes me too.
  5. Basketball. Finding basketball courts is also great. We can practice shooting the ball and I never get tired of that.
  6. Gazebo. I try to sneak a kiss with my love every time we find a gazebo.
  7. Rose garden. Some of the bigger parks have their own rose gardens and these are great. Enjoy the sweet smell of rose blooms.
  8. Quiet benches. I do enjoy sitting on a quiet bunch as much as possible. I know I need to keep moving so I don’t sit too long.
  9. BBQ grill. I don’t mind doing a BBQ every now and then, though I’ve learned that it helps to get there early to get your specific space.
  10. Exploring. Some parks are so big and have so many trees that they become big places of excitement and exploration for the young ones.
  11. Exercise. Yes, you don’t have to pay for a gym membership. You can just jog around as much as you want at parks.
  12. Friendship. You can create some great times and memories at parks. People often wish they had more wonderful memories, and one way to get them us by visiting local parks.

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