Monday, August 21, 2006

Splash Park

Times are hard for the Monkey (and his family). He is cutting two molars simultaneously, and 6 or more teeth simultaneously. The Monkey Mama could use some more sleep, and the Monkey Daddy has had easier days than the ones he's been having.

Only one solution: Turtle Park! The giant sand box, the extensive collection of play equipment, the shaded swingsets...perfect.

And today, I learned about another feature: there's a 20-foot square fenced in concrete patio that shoots six-foot water jets from the center, and a smaller fountain in the corner. That's right: a splash park!

The Monkey was pretty subdued -- it was strategically close to nap time -- but he still had a good time playing with a bulldozer in the sand, watching other kids, playing on the swingset, and sauntering into the splash park.

Odd, though: Turtle Park is in the whitest, richest part of DC of which I am aware. And the prospective splash park slated for Petworth is...delayed.


At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Heather said...

this sounds fun! where is it? I'd like to take Dennis.

At 8:27 AM, Blogger The Good Doctor said...

It's on Van Ness at 45th Street, a few blocks west of Wisconsin Ave. I don't know how often they run the splash park -- this was my 3rd visit, and the first time seeing the water.


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