There is however, another larger park about 2 miles away, right next to our pool. It has lots of swings, a sandbox, a couple slides and many wooden "forts" to climb in.
I took Hunter there once last fall before he could walk so we mainly just did the swings but I had been wanting to take him back now that he can walk and the weather is nice. So we went last Saturday which was a beautiful, warm, sunny day.
I was nervous at first because I knew it would be crowded with "big kids" and I worried about Hunter getting knocked down or hurt somehow. We did the swings first and Hunter was in heaven watching all the "big kids" run around. Finally he wanted down. At first he was hesitant to go anywhere, due in part to being overwhelmed and having the ground covered in small rocks and pebbles which made it tricky to walk.
I took his hand and led him over to the wood walkway which was easier for him and after a few minutes he was off and ready to explore. I played the roll of helicopter mom and was always right by his side, shielding him from the big kids who were running around like maniacs.
Staring in awe at all the kids and all the stuff to climb.
Nervously peeking around the corner.
Finally brave enough to climb up one of the forts.
Looks like baby jail.
"This is awesome mom!"
We only stayed about 30 minutes and I think next time I will try to take him early in the day before it gets too crowded so it's not so overwhelming and scary (for me, not him). But he had a great time and as he gets older I know he will love going here.