Apr 012010

Have you ever heard of Granville Loop Park?

I didn’t think so. You’ve probably walked through it on your way to Granville Island. There’s a nifty water feature on one side of the park and two tennis courts on the other side. In the middle is the cutest little playground containing a jeep, digger, climbing apparatus/fort and 3 slides (including a spiral slide).

This park is, without a doubt, my 19 month old’s favorite park in the whole, wide world.  Here, he is king of the castle. It’s fun to watch his confidence grow as he challenges himself to try new things and explore. Some playground’s are too advanced for him. When that happens he struggles and becomes frustrated. When the equipment is too big for him, but not big enough for Mommy to climb up there with him, we both get cranky.

At Granville Loop Park, we both have a smile on our face. I like the playground because it is usually dead, as in…where is everybody?!? No other Nannies or Mommies to “negotiate with” or “apologize to” …ahhhh…it’s our very own personal playground…just Caden and me.

We’ve logged a lot of miles in the jeep which conveniently contains two steering wheels. This is helpful on those rare occasions when we go on road trips with other Mommies and our new little friends (hopefully, we are in a sharing mood that day and not screaming…which makes for a painfully, long trip).

I invite you to visit our playground; we’re willing to share. As with all good things, this too will come to an end. Soon, we will be in search of the next perfect playground.

Granville Loop Park
1435 W 5th Avenue
(@ Granville Street)

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