Brace yourselves: this park has a dinosaur.
Ok, 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.
A little stroll across a shady field to get to the play area.
Lots of apples falling right now!
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.
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.
You can see that there are just bark chips here. Also a nice metal merry-go-round.
(I love it when the bright paint starts to chip)
And we’ve got our two baby swing, 2 kid swing set-up. Yay, for two baby swings!
I like the play structure, it has some unique climbing features.
The spider web!
The twisty ladder.
Some, what are these, leap pad things?
With a little “rock climbing” wall behind that.
And one big metal slide
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.
Pear trees too!
Going down a little path in back, a nice exploration.
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!