Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Parked

It may be cold outside for Southern California, but it's still pretty nice to hang out in the sunshine at one of our parks. And, hey, while we're on the subject of hanging out at local parks... check out my latest column at South Pasadena Patch.

UPDATE: Thanks, LAist, for the lovely nod to this column today.

9 comments:

Judy Williams said...

What is it about parks? They draw people as if they had magnets!!

Mister Earl said...

I'm reminded of Antonioni's "Blow Up" as my eyes comb the background of the photo...

Yardbirds Scene from Blow Up

Anonymous said...

Laurie
again a great job
you missed the city's newest renovated park and it's smallest
at the end of Via del Rey at Camino Verde
unfortunately the parks and rec commission declined to move forward a peak in the Moterey Hills

Mike T

Laurie said...

Hey Mike!

I didn't shoot pics down there but I mentioned it as a great spot for a picnic. My daughter and I go there and then hike up the big hill. I should take a pic and add it to the gallery. What's up with the lack of real playground in the Altos?!

Anonymous said...

Orange Grove is such an intimate setting - easy to keep track of the little guys. But why are the bathrooms locked all morning?

Laurie said...

Wow, LAist gave me a lovely nod today for this week's Patch column.

http://laist.com/2010/11/30/south_pass_patch_finds_their_patche.php

Anonymous said...

Laurie
the Monterey Hills Elementary School serves the Altos as the local playground and park. that is why MHS playgound area has more grass and trees than any other elementary school in SP. at one time the district wanted to remove the trees and pave over the grass areas to save in maintenance costs. but the Altos residents saved them. Have you seen the MHS's ADA friendly playground equipment? It is only the second ADA approved playground in LA County.... would make a great picture...

Oh by the way.. congratulations.. Keep Dec 29th evening open on your family calendar.. more details to follow....

Mike T

Mister Earl said...

I'm afraid to ask.

Laurie said...

Hmmmm.... very mysterious and interesting.

Anon, regarding Orange Grove Park's bathrooms -- I've wondered the same thing. I know they are always open when the Day Care is there, and I've seen them open on SOME weekends, but I can't really figure it out. (There have been some near accidents with Little Bit!)