The other day I discussed my life choices which involved getting more physical activity in 2009. One way we intend to do that is by using the walking trails at Riverview Farm Park which is closeby. When we first moved into the area 11 years ago this park was just in the conception stage. I am amazed by how much they have accomplished thanks to donations from generous residents and businesses. The playground which is named “Fantasy Farm” was one of the first things they broke ground on and my boys were fortunate to be able to enjoy some time here before they were too big. This play area is situated on 30,000 square feet along with public restrooms and a concession stand. They also did some beautiful landscaping in this area filling it with native shrubs, trees as well as some annuals for seasonal interest. The thing that really impresses me is how much of the original landscape was left intact during the construction of this public park. The walking path winds through these natural areas giving you a nice view while your increasing your heartrate. There are newly planted trees throughout the property that are being maintained for the future with treegator watering bags to keep these young saplings properly hydrated during the first few years of their life. Some of them had name plaques to let you know the scientific and common name of these trees. Which is great if you don’t know much about trees, let alone their proper names. Most of them seem to be native to the east coast and deciduous. Crape Myrtles, Magnolias & Maples were just a few of the species that were planted. In about 10 -15 years when these trees are more mature and lush this area will really be something to see in the spring, summer and fall. In addition they have well placed benches along the route to sit and take a rest or to view nesting boxes that have been mounted on posts throughout the area. I’m glad we decided to start walking at the park , it’s a great way for me and hubby to spend some quality time together. Plus it should be interesting watching the landscape change over the next couple of seasons.
Revisiting our local park