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Not So Lazy Days: Playing at Fort Medford playground

Updated on August 20, 2011
Totem poles decorate Fort Medford playground.
Totem poles decorate Fort Medford playground. | Source

Field Trip

After the temperature went down a bit and a slight breeze could be felt, we traveled to Fort Medford playground in Medford on Commonwealth Drive.

The playground is part of the Bob Meyer park complex with baseball/softball field, basketball courts tennis courts and multi-use fields. There is a separate parking lot at the playground.

Fort Medford looks just like that-- a fort with a Native American theme, complete with teepees and totem poles. The play structures are like simple climbing mazes, keeping kids from taking the same route twice.

It is also built like a cluster of playgrounds-- a main area with a toddler area off to one side, a more modern playground to the other, and a pirate-themed area straight ahead.

In fact, the boys didn't even notice one of the sections until I pointed it out to them. They were thrilled with every discovery they made around each corner.

The little one definitely had a favorite spot, though. He always came back to the large sandbox near the entrance.

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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