Monday, June 2, 2014

Park Challenge!

As the long, long, LOOOONG winter was melting away I had been thinking about all the things we were going to be able to do outside once it warmed up. So with summer upon us, on the days we aren't lounging poolside all day (we are already guilty of this) we are going to take on this summer challenge I dreampt up. I have decided the girls and I will visit every park in Lawrence between June 1 and August 31. I found an official list on the Parks and Rec website and am putting this in writing on the blog so I can't back out. There are only two rules, the first: we must be there for at least 20 minutes (because as a professional park-goer, I believe this constitutes an official park visit and while I want to say I would never just park, snap a picture and move on, the competitive nature in me knows I would do what it takes to not fail at my own challenge). Which brings me to rule number two: there must be a picture of both girls, together or individual, and it will then be posted on the blog with the name of the park and the updated park list. Wish us luck!

Broken Arrow ParkBurcham Park
Centennial ParkClinton Lake Park
Holcom Park"Dad" Perry Park
Prairie ParkRiverfront Park
South ParkBuford M. Watson, Jr. Park

Chief Jim McSwain ParkBrook Creek Park
Burroughs Creek Trail & Linear ParkClinton Lake Leased Area
Chaparral ParkClinton Park
Constant ParkDeerfield Park
DeVictor ParkEdgewood Park
HAND ParkHobbs Park
Ludlam ParkLyons Park
Parnell ParkPark Hills Parks
Quail Run ParkRobinson Park
Stonegate ParkJohn Taylor Park
Veterans ParkWalnut Park
Water Tower ParkWoody Park


  1. Let us know if you want company at Hobbs, Edgewood, Burroughs Creek, and/or Brook Creek Parks...they're all within ten minutes walking distance from us!

  2. We would make loud, rowdy company at Quail Run and I would bring snacks.