Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Park Day: Aiden's Place, Westside Rec Center on Sepulveda

Truth be told, this was a phoned-in park day! We missed last week because I was so sick with the flu, so I was planning to come back strong this week, but not so much. We pretty much did a drive-by of Aiden's Place on the way to grandma's house for dinner. FWIW, I've been meaning to come here for ages because it's kind of a big deal park amongst Westside mommies, I just haven't been able to face the schlep all the way up Sepulveda into the nightmarish knot of traffic that surrounds the 405-Sepulveda-Westwood. In any case, I see why it's such a big deal. Huge place space with lots of surrounding mature trees, lots of enthusiastic friendly moms and easy parking. It was a tiny bit run down (what kind of gangsta twit tags a children's playground?!), but no real complaints. Aiden's Place will definitely stay in our park consideration set, it's just a question of how often we would want to do the commute given that there are equivalent or better parks much closer to our house.

J shouted "Ground!" (short for playground) and started running as soon as he saw the vast expanse of playgyms that stretched before him.
The playground as a great view of the skyscrapers of Westwood so the designers who put together the gyms added visually matching skyscraper-style towers above many parts of the playgyms.
This seating area features a quote from Ruth Krauss' The Carrot Seed and two giant carrot sculptures.
Trucks. Always a good thing.

And then it got dark really early because it's nearly the solstice and the days end before they even start so then we went to grandma's house for Cornish game hens and it was dee-licious. The end.

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