Lucy wanted to start at the splash pad first so we headed over to that area and she happily played for over a half hour. Cece splashed around a little bit too but she had more fun people-watching. Eventually Lucy started to get cold so we headed to the other side of the park where the playground is and she played for awhile there. The playground was really nice and I loved that it was on artificial turf instead of mulch. I finally had to drag Lucy off the playground so we could eat lunch (which I had packed) and we lucked out and found an empty table next to the snack shack. There were two larger shelter houses with rows of picnic tables but they were already pretty full. Like I said, we lucked out and had our own table to ourselves which was nice because I just sat Cece on top of the table so she could eat instead of having to hold her.
Walking up to the park from the parking lot, the playground is on the left side...
and the splash pad is on the right side
The playground and splash pad are dinosaur-themed
Lucy getting wet in a fountain
Using the dinosaur sprayer
Cece sat and splashed in one of the smaller fountains
Cece & I spent most of the time watching Lucy
Part of the playground
Lots of slides to go down
Another one on a hill
Here's the snack shack and we snagged that table directly to the right of it
Eating lunch and cooling off in the shade
After eating, Lucy wanted to go back to the splash pad so she played for just a little bit longer before we drove home. She was curious about what they were selling at the snack shack and it looked like slushies or italian ice. I know she isn't always a huge fan of snow cones so I let her pick either a slushie from the park or we could stop at Handel's for ice cream on the way home. She picked ice cream and actually wanted to walk there from our house instead of drive (she told me she was worried she would spill ice cream and would be too messy to get back in the car!) so we stopped at home just to drop the car off and walked the half mile to get ice cream. Lucy must've been tired though after all the playing and walking because she wanted to sit in Cece's stroller for the walk home and we had to improvise and she sat on the foot rest.
Such a fun day and I can't wait to go back again!
So excited for her blue ice cream (this was one scoop by the way which was HUGE!)
We walked from Handel's to the shelter house at Murphy Park to eat in the shade
My load to push got a bit heavier on the walk back