In the winter, this park has the best walking trails in the area. They are cleared of snow soon after each snowfall. All year round this is a great place for a long walk. There is a nice mix of lakeside, woods, ballfields, gardens, and boardwalk through wetlands. They do not clear snow from the boardwalk, but why should they? The wetlands should be kept natural. It is 1.2 miles (2 km) from one end to the other. If you include all the paths, your total walk will be close to 4.5 miles. (7.25 km)
On the west end is a parking lot on Lexington Avenue. This section has the bandshell, playgrounds, picnic grounds, sand volleyball, the lake, fishing pier, and a couple softball fields.
On your walk around the lake you will see the man-made waterfall. Even though it is obviously not real, it is still enjoyable to watch the water cascade over the rocks. When I want to practice drawing rocks and water but I can’t get to Duluth, I come here.
I am sure you have noticed that these photos are from many different times. This is a park that has a long history with me. Many of my “reboots” began here. It is fitting to have this be today’s post since I need to restart my commitment to my artmaking yet again. That is ok. I’ll keep restarting as many times as it takes.
Today a child in a playground shouted, “I’m alive! I live! I survive!” Good for you, kid. Me too.
Tomorrow is a walk for suicide prevention. I’ll be in it. If you would like to support a walk near you, here is a link: https://afsp.donordrive.com/
What do you do when you need to get back into a habit you were trying to develop?
Or…Do you have information about Roseville Central Park that would be helpful to people planning to go there? I hear they have outdoor yoga on Wednesday mornings, can anyone confirm that?
I hope you all are well. If hiking is your thing, keep hiking! If painting is your thing, keep painting! We are alive. We live. We survive.