Today was HOT. The temperature peaked at 33 degrees in my city. Recently, my daughter had gone to Florida and she wanted to “take her mommy and daddy to the beach”. There are only man made beaches in and around the landlocked area that I reside in and for that reason, an actual beach was out of the question.
I didn’t want to plan an all out trip to the lake, so I decided to take my daughter up the road to a place where the water is shallow and the amenities are bountiful: Prairie Winds Park.
The city park we went to was perfect for children under the age of 12. As I stated before, the water is very shallow (no more than 2 feet deep) so even the smallest children can enjoy the water. There are also lots for sprinkler type apparatuses which makes cooling off on a hot day fun and easy.
My daughter made lots of little friends at the pool. Since it was evening time, the pool was quite full. I think that it was great there were so many people! It makes socialization that much easier.
Since I only wanted to be there for an hour I packed light. I only bought a water bottle and a small snack for my daughter. It was evening time, so we were going to go for dinner and ice cream after.
My Fun in the Sun Must Haves:
A Handmade Basket
To hold all my essentials. I say the bigger the better! When packing a beach bag, I put all the heavier things at the bottom and keep liquids and anything that needs to stay clean and dry in a plastic bag.