Recently I took my daughter to a local park for some fun and exercise. It can be a weekend ritual for us to spend some time together; the park was full of many people and their children. I am pleased to see more families enjoying these exercise vacation hot spots or treasures, Sparkpeople. And there are many reasons why people should take advantage of this local and nation treasures, the main reason to visit a park is for exercise, Pen State. However there are other reasons why we should take a vacation to our nation’s parks.
Now when I typically visit a local park with my daughter, she usually takes the lead and looks for fun things to do or explore. She rides her scooter throughout the park with me in tow, most times with her dog right behind her. It is during these moments that my daughter discovers something going on that someone else might miss, in this case she found a man with a trained bird. Before I knew it, she had this bird on her finger and was enjoying its beauty with the owner’s permission of course. Other times my daughter might see someone trying to fish in the pond in the center of the park and ask for permission to participate, she always finds new things going on in the park. That is the mindset that we need to have when visiting our local parks, we need to discover these sometimes hidden treasures. We need to have the mindset of a child because when we do these visits to our local parks can be more than a weekend activity; it can be an exercise vacation. Here are a few other tips to make your park visit more enjoyable.
First of all, always bring a change of clothes and shoes, sometimes exploring these parks can get dirty and not mention the fluctuations in temperatures from cool to hot and back to cool again. Secondly always bring some water; most of the parks do not have adequate drinking fountains, if they have any at all. Also bring some healthy snacks to munch on especially if you are bringing children, they always tend to get hungry during these outings. And finally have some items to take to the park, such as bicycle, a Frisbee and any kind of ball to throw around. These items can give you more ways to exercise and take advantage of the open green areas to have fun in. Now is the time to make plans to enjoy our local parks, with spring around the corner, have fun and enjoy.