Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What a Kroc!

Our community has been blessed with this fun water park that is part of the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Ray Kroc was the owner of McDonald's hamburgers and this foundation chooses various towns to build these centers. They donate a huge sum and the town has to raise the rest. It's really a fun place. They have a gym, laser tag, rollerskating, many classes are offered for a very nominal fee and this fun water park and play area is free and open to the public. They even offer free lunches to kids. I took the grandkiddos on Saturday and they enjoyed it. We packed a picnic lunch and they played until the weather turned rainy. Jack thought it was funny that we left because of the rain since we were wet anyway! Katie was afraid of the dark clouds and even though there wasn't any lightening I felt it was better to head for home. Here is a wide view of the park. It is divided into different sections that appeal to kids of various ages. I had never been here so I'm glad I now have an inexpensive and fun place to bring the kids!
There were cute features like this dolphin water thingie all over the place.
There is a special section of the park that is made for the littlest kiddos...very small water spouts that won't scare them.
Taylor enjoyed all the action water toys like this machine gun.
Sophie had a knack for orifices...could not resist exploring them when they are at face level...like this aligator..just ask Eddy the Boxer.
I guess Eddy holds no grudges to Sophie for putting her finger where it did not belong...Eddy loves Sophie.
And Sophie loves Eddy!

7 comments:

許美玉 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention...................................................................

Donna said...
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Donna said...

It posted my password...had to delete, never had that happen before...but with the way this week has been going....
Last night walllet was stolen...what a mess that was!
Anyway just wrote, in short, that the water park looks a blst for your crew! They have added new things that weren't there when mine were here..neat! Have fun at the Strawberry fest!!

Catch the Kids said...

Great way to enjoy summer Yaya. It looks positively....Australian! Enjoy the sun and heat as we enjoy some cool. The kids will have a blast.

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Karen Whittal said...

I am green with envy we are freezing here, have had the coldest days in history over the past few days, -9 on Thursday, and the pipes in our old house are taking the strain, could really use some sun about now

Wander to the Wayside said...

Don't know how I missed this! What an awesome park! We have something similar in Chattanooga, though a little more artsy fartsy and mostly made out of stone (animals, etc.). I think I like yours better!

Our boxer, Eva Jean, just adores my grandsons. They can do just about anything to her and she won't hurt them (though I encourage them to always be respectful of her and gentle). Aren't they just the funniest dogs?