Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Park #9 - Miller Park

We were finally able to get to another park! This summer has been crazy as far as weather. We are hoping to be able to visit a few others before it gets too cold and we are stuck inside. Last Friday we visited Miller Park. This park has had some major rennovations the past year or two. I am happy to report that Bloomington Parks and Rec also made major updates to their site . Check out all the park info at http://www.cityblm.org/parks/VW-Systems/Map/map.htm
Miller Park is located at 1020 S Morris Ave. Miller Park hands down has the most things to see and do. It is 67 acres filled with 2 large park areas, sprayground, zoo, mini golf, war memorials, the pavillion, and lake with paddle boat rentals. It has some other anmenties too including concessions, drinking fountains, fishing, football, softball/baseball fields, grills, picnic tables, lots of shade, restrooms, shelters, and Bandstand. When we went on Friday, we only went to the sprayground and newer play area.
It is definitely clean since it is so new. The restrooms were right next to the play area. Although Miller park has had a bad reputation in the past, it felt pretty safe to me. Although the playground is huge and dangerous for most of the littlier kids. I think the bigger areas are for ages 5 and up. It had nice tented pavillions with lots of picnic tables. There were a few benches and tables that surrounded the park as well. One thing I loved is that it had that soft rubber material to walk on as opposed to the mulch. This was excellent for my little crawler. I think it will be the only park I will go to until he learns to walk. We give this park 5 stars!!!!

Big slides!!

Spray area

Reece and Brody on the swings.

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