If you are anything like me, then you jump for joy when the Winter skies clear and you are gifted with a beautiful warm Spring like day! I definitely take advantage of those days as a great way to stave off the Winter cabin fever! Although it is snowing and cold currently, earlier this week it was a glorious 66 degrees out!
I couldn't pass up the chance to soak in some sunshine, so after school I took the kids to our favorite local park, Novell Children's Discovery Park in Pleasant Grove, UT. This park is so fun! Huge wooden structures, slides, ropes, swings, monkey bars and more! It truly has it all!
I have 3 kids aged 10, 8 and almost 2! There is a large age gap between my first 2 and my little guy so it is nice to find a park that accommodates all their skill levels! A portion of the park is designed for 2-5 year olds and my little guy has no trouble navigating the steps and going on the slides on his own but he does enjoy it when his sister plays with him! He is also a big fan of all the different slides!
The smaller slides are perfect for little ones! However, the larger slides are very slick so make sure your at the bottom waiting to catch them before they start their descent!
The other portion of the park is designed for 5-12 year olds and provides them with , ropes, ladders, monkey bars and a tire swing (to name a few)! My older two also love to play hide and seek at this park as there are many great hiding places throughout the whole structure! *Fun tip for the older kids, if you have walkie-talkies this is a great park to use them while playing hide and seek or my kids favorite game, "Secret Agent Kids" ! Another bonus is all the seating built into and around the wooded structures for parents to relax on as their children burn off some of that cooped up energy!
The park was designed with a science theme which includes letter blocks for the little ones, Petroglyphs, animal tracks and Dinosaur bones donated by BYU. The plaques and pictures are scattered throughout the wooden structures!
One of my personal favorite areas is the Utah Native Plant Garden with picnic tables, benches and beautiful trees! Pleasant Grove is called the "City of Trees" after all and this park offers plenty of shade in the summer and beautiful Autumn foliage! Just check out these throwback pictures from October of last year!
If you are looking for a great place to enjoy a nice day, pack a lunch and explore Discovery Park!
Thanks Tiffany! Check out her bio below.
- Onsite Bathrooms - Located behind the Utah Native Plant Garden and picnic tables
- Water fountains are turned off for the Winter but run in the warmer months
- 2 Tennis courts
- Baseball fields
- Walking paths
Bio: Tiffany is currently living in Pleasant Grove, UT with a bearded fellow and homeschooling their 3 Munchkins. She enjoys outdoor adventures, photography, painting, gluten-free cooking and drinking tea!