Bond Lane Park – Bond Ln. and Chasa St.

Brace yourselves: this park has a dinosaur.

IMG_2434Ok, so that’s not all they have at Bond Lane park, but I think my inner child is pretty much obsessed with the big purple dinosaur bouncer.

Bond Lane Park is nestled in the neighborhoods off Cal Young, here’s a link to the map. And actually, there’s a really nice 360 degree picture that someone has uploaded to google maps, you should check it out!

You can get to Bond Lane Park from a few different directions, like Norkenzie, or Goodpasture Island road.  I like to park right on Bond Lane.  I don’t park down Chasa st. because, even though it’s a bit closer to the play area, I don’t like crossing the street with my kids, and there is no parking on Chasa st. right next to the park.

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Where I park on Bond Lane, it can be pretty busy and full at times!
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Chasa St, beside the park. Sorry you can’t park next to the park!

A little stroll across a shady field to get to the play area.

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Lots of apples falling right now!

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Where would you like to sit?  There are quite a few picnic tables and lots of shade on the grass for laying out a blanket.

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The play area itself was partially in the shade for early on. I expect the play area to be somewhat sunny, but what I didn’t expect was no water fountains!!  We were pretty thirsty by the end of our play-time.  Bring extra water to this park!

Of course, the dinosaur is awesome, and seats two kids.

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You can see that there are just bark chips here.  Also a nice metal merry-go-round.

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(I love it when the bright paint starts to chip)

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And we’ve got our two baby swing, 2 kid swing set-up.  Yay, for two baby swings!

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I like the play structure, it has some unique climbing features.

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The spider web!

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The twisty ladder.

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This one can get tricky for the really little ones: they start up thinking it’s a regular ladder then get in over their heads as it twists!  So, I try to keep an eye out for my youngest guy.

Some, what are these, leap pad things?

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With a little “rock climbing” wall behind that.

And one big metal slide

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metal or plastic, slides just get hot in the summer!
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My kids like to play at these little windows.  Would you like some bark chip ice cream?

We also went to explore the pathway in the back of the park. That tree in the picture has a sign warning about some future herbicide spraying.  I’ve noticed this at some other parks lately too, but I’m glad they are warning people.

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Pear trees too!

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Going down a little path in back, a nice exploration.

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There’s the park way back there!

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Some construction nearby.

We walked until we reached a neighborhood on Happy Lane and then headed back.  It was a nice little walk and the paths were well-tended to.

Bond Lane Park is a nice and shady park, on a quiet neighborhood road.  The dinosaur is a unique detail, and I really enjoy the big trees.  I was disappointed about the lack of water fountain though.  Hopefully someday I will be writing an update about the city adding a fountain to this park. In the meantime, if you bring some extra water on the hot summer days, you will have loads of fun!

 

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