When we go traveling across California to visit our friends we always are looking for places to take the kids. A little fun for them and a little fun for us.
One of our closest friends lives outside of San Francisco in a town called Walnut Creek. We absolutely love it there. It is beautiful, everything is close by and most importantly it is a kid friendly city.
They have parks all over the city, there is even one downtown. It was our last day in Walnut Creek and I wasn't feeling so good but I wanted to make the most of our vacation. Our friend suggested we go by Heather Farm Park and I reluctantly agreed.
I was so glad I did! It was a gorgeous park full of kids playing and people walking their dogs. It was late afternoon so the light was low but everything felt fresh and new.
There was plenty of parking just across the street. On one side is a kid park and the other side a dog park. I thought it was nice because Ryker really liked watching the dogs run around.
I think it's impossible not to let your inner child out at a playground. I think we would have all been climbing on the play equipment if there were no kids there.
I tried these bars and failed miserably. I did have a child strapped to me though.
Dean, secure in the Moby, just observed all. We walked around and looked while the boys played. Since no one but me takes pictures while we are out I seem to always have the selfie pic!
There was seriously too much to play on. I thought it was going to be impossible to tear my son away but luckily the lure of water distracted him.
The park has a cute little pond. There was an otter that popped up and splashed around a bit. It was ridiculously cute. I guess they are a thing here, they even have videos on you tube!
Beyond the pond (rhyme!) are trails that lead around a creek and back to the park again so it was a nice easy excursion but long enough to tire a child.
I imagine if I lived here this would be a place I would come to often. It has a great feel to it. It has a great sense of community and pride. I definitely felt better after going! Heather Farm Park has tons to offer in the summer so we might have to make a trip up north at that time.
This place added to my happy narrative so much so, that I wanted to share it. Do you have a park you absolutely love? Share! We always love suggestions on new places to go!