Not So Lazy Days: Playground hopping is made easy for kids at Laurel Acres Park

Part of the largest playground at Laurel Acres with the gazebo and mid-sized playground in the background.
Part of the largest playground at Laurel Acres with the gazebo and mid-sized playground in the background. | Source

Field Trip

There was a nice breeze in the air, so today we went to Laurel Acres Park in Mt. Laurel. The park has three playground areas, and, of course, my children have to play on all three.

The playground closest to the parking lot is the smallest and best suited for the smallest children. The next playground is small, but is more advanced than the previous playground and includes swings. Then, after the gazebo, is the largest playground.

My boys played briefly at the previous two playgrounds, but spent a majority of their time at the largest of the playgrounds. It has two climbing areas with rock walls, slides and tubes; swings on two corners and police car to "drive."

Another attraction to the park is the lake which always has geese and ducks which the children (and I mean all children I've ever seen at this park) love to watch and get as close as they can to before a parent tells them they are too close.

The park has many other features which we didn't use today. A family can easily spend the better part of a day here and have a picnic lunch at one of the picnic tables, as we have done in the past.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!

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