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Friday, May 25, 2012

Playground in the Park

Good morning,

One of our recent mini road trips took us to Fernbank Park on the Ohio River, just West of Cincinnati.
The park has a wonderful play area for children that is safely fenced and secure so children can run and play.
I didn't get too close to take pictures of the children as I walked all the way around the play area to see the river, flowers, and tried to catch some images of birds.
Images of the river and flowers are to come.  I was not lucky today convincing the birds to hold still long enough for me, but I did enjoy their wonderful songs.
On around the big circle, past the restrooms, and back to the parking lot.

There is much more to see here.  My Honey and I did quite a bit of walking here on this beautiful day.  Fernbank Park is at the site of one of the locks on the Ohio River when a very complex lock system was built by the Army Corps of Engineers.  That lock system was obsolete as soon as it was complete so the locks are now gone at this spot, but some of the buildings remain.  More images to come.  :)

Best,
Lois

15 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

My little grands would love this playground! Nice pics of a lovely place!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Playgrounds now are very much more fun, imaginative, and safe compared to way back when.

angela said...

Love going on these road trips with you. Thanks for sharing

EG CameraGirl said...

I always enjoy a well-maintained park.

Annmarie Pipa said...

what a fun park! that would keep my kids entertained for hours.
you guys have fun times together!

TexWisGirl said...

probably wise not to take photos of the kids at play. if i were a parent, i'd be worried...

dr momi said...

I have 7 grandchildren (of the 10) that would oooh and aahhh over that playground! :-)

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a fun place to visit - especially for the kids!!

Elaine said...

Looks like a wonderful park. Those old locks have gotten repurposed at a lot of places that we've visited. Hmmm, the lock system was obsolete as soon as it was complete--sounds like a government project today.

vicki said...

Lois - we have visited this area several times -- your photos are lovely. The park is truly a beautiful place. I love the arboretum there also.

Are you still on your break?

Vicki

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful playground.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, if we took our grandson to this park, it would be hard to get him to leave, but at least we would have some beautiful views to look at too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, if we took our grandson to this park, it would be hard to get him to leave, but at least we would have some beautiful views to look at too.

Sherry said...

You really have a talent for finding neat off-the-beaten-path places to visit.

NixBlog said...

Great shots of this beautiful park, Lois.