A Whole New Park

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One thing to always do on a nice summer day is, go to the park! There are so many fun things to do at a park, you have almost no reason to not spend the day there. Whether it be playing games in the fields, using the jungle gym, feeding the ducks or whatever, there is always something for everyone.

There are a ton of parks around the area, all you have to do is drive down a couple streets, take a few turns and you are bound to find one. The good thing about a park is the scenery is forever changing. Each time you go to the park, it is a new crowd of people to watch. There are different couples falling in love, different kids shouting across the playground, and different puppies to adore. With everything always changing it is almost as if you will never be in the exact same park, something is always going to be new.

One local park that has so much to A Whole New Parkoffer is, Coggshall Park. Coggshall Park has a beautiful lake where you can walk around the entire thing. Not only is it a stunning sight, but there are those little fuzzy ducks there that you can feed. Bring a loaf of bread and shows those fuzz balls a good time! For the kids going, there’s an awesome playground where they can race down the slides, climb on the giant bug sculptures, or even dig up the sand! There is fun for everyone in this hidden gem of a park.

If you’re looking for the great big fields to run around in, play some sports, or even go for a jog, Coolidge Park is just the place for you. Coolidge Park provides; 2 street hockey rinks, 5 baseball/softball fields, a beach volleyball court, a perimeter walking path, a small play structure, a swimming pool with toddler water feature area and several soccer fields. The rest of the park is one enormous field where you can run around aimlessly and bring your own fun activities.

When the sun is out and shining, why not take advantage of that? Take your friends, family, or even just yourselves and find a park to explore. There is more to a place than initially meets the eye, don’t let it go to waste. Get outside, and have fun.