Thursday, April 22, 2010

washington park

we're heading north for today's park. washington park has this feeling of being tucked away from all around it. if you wish to enjoy this park you actually have to go down into the park from washington blvd.

from the city website:

"Washington Park is located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and El Molino Avenue. Hours of operation are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. The size of the park is 5.5 acres. Large well-established neighborhood park with wide variety of facilities. Park is divided by a small natural ravine, or stream bed, affording a unique play environment for children. Park facilities include: two separate picnic areas; small parking lot; two lighted tennis courts; one lighted basketball court; two one-wall handball courts; one small softball diamond; small open grass area surrounded by trees; children’s play area with equipment; restroom; and drinking fountains."

previous pasadena parks...

1. brookside park
2. singer park
3. central park
4. grant park
5. victory park
6. jefferson park
7. allendale park
8. san rafael park
9. robinson park
10. brenner park


Cafe Observer said...

I think whenever you pass a park you will think of your 1st child.

ben wideman said...

You might be right about that one. We can't wait to take her to the park!

Gina said...

This is my favorite Pasadena park. There is something about it being tucked down into the creek bed that makes it a little bit magical.

ben wideman said...

Totally agree. Not sure if I'm willing to call it the best Pasadena park, but it is certainly a cool place.

PulledPorker said...

One of my good friends had a baby girl in October - he can't wait to take her to her first Dodgers game this summer.

ben wideman said...

already purchased a dodger's onesie! I can't wait.

PulledPorker said...

Are you gonna get one for your daughter, too? (Hooh-ah! I'll be here all night!)

pasadenapio said...

This two-level gem (traditional park playground above, tennis courts, basketball courts, strembed below) has terrific advocates in Friends of Washington Park, a group of volunteers who work proactively with city staff on park improvements.