Wichita, Kansas, is getting a grandparents park, thanks to a grant from AARP. A walking path and exercise station are planned, and a toddler playground may be added in the future. The park will feature that other grandparent necessity: benches.
I enjoy taking my grands to parks and playgrounds, but a park just for grandparents is kind of a new concept, although I remember blogging about the Hyde Park Senior Playground in London. That facility is really like an outdoor gym, with six pieces of fitness equipment.
If I were designing an ideal park for grandparents, it would be beside a lake or pond, because water feeds my spirit. It would be partly wooded and partly open, because open spaces let the spirit soar. It would have a walking path wide enough for two to walk abreast and maybe some of those porch swings on stands, preferably facing the water. And benches, lots of benches.
What would your perfect grandparent park look like?