In the Tri-Cities, most of us LOVE the outdoors. Parks
abound, but have you ever wondered which parks are best for
picnics? We share a few picks from our readers below, but
it's no where near an exhaustive list. Also, as state and
federal budgets effect the operations of many of our parks, we
found that a few of our favorites (including Levey Park on the
Pasco-Kahlotus Road) only offer limited services in 2012.
Comment on this post to share your picks and create a great
resource for Moms in our community!
Hansen Park on Columbia Center Blvd. near 10th Street:
This is a large park that's surrounded by a parking lot,
undeveloped field, neighborhood street and retirement community.
While there are few picnic tables, there are plenty of
maturing trees where you can pitch a blanket for a great afternoon
snack. Plus, the park offers clean restrooms and a great
Chiawana Park: In Pasco and right on the
bike path, this park has a bit of everything. Plus, they just
installed a new playground that one mom told us is AMAZING!
Howard Amon Park: While we all know where this is
located, it kept coming up on the list. Pool, slides, trees,
bike paths, river ... the list continues.
Grange Park at Union Street Library:
There isn't a lot of shade here yet, but that seems to be one
of the only drawbacks. It offers a playground for smaller
children and tennis/basketball courts for the older kids. One
reader shared: It has the beautiful and interesting Master
Gardener gardens with raised beds for veggies and herbs, and a
child's garden with a sand box. Of course there is
the fish pond and water play area too that kids
love. There are covered gazebos with tables and lots of nice
grass for picnics. You can get a good book at the library or
participate in one of their many activities, then go outside, take
a walk around the park and watch your kids play.
So what are your park picks this summer?
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