Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Walker's Square- Wifi, Farmer's Market and a whole lot more!

We visited Walker's Square last weekend so I could check out the summer activity during the Farmer's Market.  The market is open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-5, though if it's not busy, I've been told vendors will leave earlier.  This is a pretty good market because it features some Hmong gardening experts who tend to have some unusual greens and other produce you won't find elsewhere.  They can offer lots of cooking tips.  The produce is clean, freshly picked, and beautifully presented.  Nearly everything is bundled so it costs $1.  It's easier for them if you bring small bills, but they provide plastic bags if you don't bring your own.

The park just got wifi which is a big deal. Only 3 parks in Milwaukee county system have wifi, that I'm aware of.  A nice perk if you want to relax on a shady bench and check your email.  The park has a great playground with a squishy surface.  One of the pieces has a ladder and an elevator that brings the children back down again.  I had never seen that, and it was a big hit with all the kids.  There's a wading pool, which was packed.  The toilets are open.  There's an ice lolly vendor who sells treats for $1.50, so my son tried one.  Delicious and refreshing!  They even had volunteers at a crafts table doing activities with the local kids.  It was a great place to relax for about an hour.   We'll be back again.

Playground with lots of climbing available

wading pool

vendors set up in the park three days a week

Do try the ice pops!  This one was mango.

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