Wednesday, August 17, 2011

#12 - parks

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

pasadena parks...  where can i begin?  well, for starters i wrote extensively on twenty of pasadena's parks (you can check out that series right here).  more than that, we have come to love the array of park options that abound as parents of a small child.  pasadena's parks are diverse in size, shape, and what they have to offer.  each one is unique in its offering - playgrounds? sports fields? pools?  check.  amphitheaters? nature walks? fitness equipment?  you bet.  trees, grass, and plants of all sizes?  we've got it. 


Petrea Burchard said...

Check. Pasadena parks are great and you did the definitive series.

ben wideman said...

I think choosing to do that series has made both myself and Meredith big fans of the whole system. Going around to visit each one was a wonderful experience and a great way to get to know a bit more about Pasadena.