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Picnic and Trago Sprayground

Rain. Clouds. Rain. More clouds! We've had a fun week of playing at the Children's Museum, rolling playdough, and chopping strawberries, but we were ready to get out and enjoy the sun! Yesterday we took the kids to Trago Sprayground for the first time this year.
We started with a picnic, of course. The dinner consisted of: PB&Js, fruit, fruit, homemade granola, and more fruit. Yum! (Weird quirk: I only eat fruit in the summer, the rest of the year it tastes weird to me. But boy, oh boy, do I eat a LOT of it in the summer...)
The park is a new initiative in Lincoln to renovate the 'inner city' of Lincoln by putting in nicer family housing units, revamping the streets with beautiful construction and the stores that front them, and putting in a giant "Central Park" in the middle of it all, to be complete in Spring 2011. Needless to say, this small area of the park is a HUGE hit with all kids! It is a FREE sprayground that runs from 11AM-7PM everyday from Memorial Day til' Labor Day.

There are 'jumping fountains', tiny shooting waterfalls, and little bubbles for the babies, and giant sprayers that encompass the whole area. Great way to cool off in our nasty heat!

Although I couldn't post too many pics of the park that surrounds it (semi-circle style, with the sprayground in the middle), it is THE COOLEST park in Lincoln as far as epquipment. I hate the cookie-cutter style jungle gyms that are everywhere in our town. All these pieces are futuristic looking and modern, and SO unique. This rock climber opens up to a giant rope ball you can go inside of. I should have gotten pictures of all the crazy spinners they have there. They go so fast, and I honestly don't know how we came away without seeing someone get sick in them. There is also a very unique 'mountain' with slide (blue item in above picture), and some swings, too.
If you're local, head over to 22nd & U streets, there is parking, bathrooms, and a covered area, too. Just remember the sunscreen! Go HERE to view the entire park.
What are your links to awesome water parks or spraygrounds where you live?

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kylee said…
It is great to hear that Lincoln is actually making an effort to better the community by doing something that actually affects the families living there. I hate that their concern is spending money on arenas, etc which do little for the citizens.

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