Sunday, November 1, 2009

City Park


Ummm, okay. I am in love.

I want to say this has got to be Baton Rouge's best kept secret...but i actually think that i'm just one of the last to discover it. ;)

I am speaking of City Park on LSU campus...same place as Cane's Dog Park.

OMG. WOW.

So i've had some friends tell me that Baton Rouge now has a dog park. & i thought that sounded cute & cool & everything, but i had.no.idea.

We met a photographer friend there to take some pictures. She told me to take the Dalrymple exit & take a left & that the park would be a little ways down on my left. So we did. We had Fievel with us. It was a beautiful day. PERFECT day for the park!

Anyway, wow. I had no idea how nice that place was!! No clue!! It was just beautiful. Not only do they have a dog park but they have a kid's playground, lots of land & trees & picnic tables & sidewalks & benches...& even very clean nice bathrooms. We were impressed.

Fievel LOVED it. He had the best day. He hardly ever gets to go outside (except to go to the bathroom!) & he loves outside. There were SO MANY dogs there. Dogs EVERYWHERE. They are on leashes unless they're in the dog park area. I didn't take Fievel in there- he'd be the smallest one! There had to be 30 BIG dogs running around. They all seemed non-aggressive, i'm sure it would have been fine, but i think i'd feel better letting Fievel play with maybe, you know, 5 other dogs...as opposed to 30! But Fievel really enjoyed being there!! He was so cute!

After we had the photo shoot, we made a quick trip to American Market for some sandwiches. I remember when i went to LSU, the sandwiches at American Market were SOOO GOOD. Brad had never had one & i had missed them! SO i got us both the cajun turkey, some drinks (including water for Fievel!) & we went right back to the park! We sat at a picnic table & had our lunch & fievel sat on the ground beside us & just looked around. He loves being outside, but this was a DREAM with tons of kids & dogs around!! He loved every minute! (He would never look at the photographer! Way too distracted!)

I so wished i had brought my camera to share pics! These pics are just random ones i found online & really- they do the city park area no justice at all! But just an idea. :) The top photo is of the dog park - hard to tell with hardly any dogs! But today, the area was packed- not in an annoying way, though! Just lots of people & their kids & their doggies.

Anyway, it was really nice & we've decided we are going to continue going there on pretty days. We'll bring lunch & a book!

3 comments:

  1. I love finding nice parks!! I always enjoyed the park in the city when I was in Boston. I need to get back there someday. :)

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  2. WOW!! Just another reason to move back

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  3. What!? Is that a possibility!? Omg, i would love it! Heehee. :)
    But yeah- it is SO nice. This pic does NOT at ALL do it justice!

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