Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pocket parks at Washington Park

Pocket parks are popping up in urban spaces in Milwaukee.  The first I'd heard about were in Washington Park, and the Urban Ecology center seems to be behind them.  I can't remember how many there were at the 40th street end of the park- maybe 6 or 7?  They are all within walking distance of each other and seem to consist of mostly climbing structures- not really designed for the smallest of tots.  My son is 7 and they were perfect for him.  Each one of the smallish parks has an ecology theme to it.  Some have signs that explain a little about animal or plant life.  Get out and explore these and have some fun!
a grove of trees and a spiderweb
ride a bug!

climb the fish

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