Saturday, July 2, 2016

Spring Valley mini park

My kiddo and I stumbled upon a mini park at the edge of Spring Valley on our way home from Minnesota.  I have searched and searched, but I cannot find any indication of what this place actually was.  My best conjecture is a rest stop on a trail?  There was a a gravel patch that we parked on.

We just needed to stretch our legs, so pulled off when I saw there was one swing.  There is no other play equipment, but there is a covered picnic table.  Our fun, though, was the creek! There was really not a particularly good way to get in, but it was cool and shallow, and we had a lot of fun splashing around.

Not a place to spend a day, but kind of a fun pit stop!

Park Drive ~ Spring Valley, WI

Schaller Park

Schaller Park is a riverfront park in Watertown.  It was slightly hard to find unless you know it's there.  There is no parking to speak of, but it is definitely peaceful.  It reminded me of a giant, fancy backyard.

The park has a climber and swings.  There is also a lot of waterfront (read: goose poop).  We had a nice little snack picnic, and then about a half hour of play was enough.

There is a port-a-potty.

Schaller Park
1200 Riverview Lane ~ Watertown, WI