Last weekend I went to a friend’s baby shower. It was a potluck in a park, which as far as I’m concerned makes it better than 99% of baby showers (and it doesn’t hurt that I really adore the mom). As an added bonus, the park was quite close to my house. What really struck me was that I had no idea it was there. I guess I’ve always driven past too quickly, or from the wrong direction to see it.
Another friend of mine told me later that James Ellroy used to sleep in the park (which she says was even better before the city built a fence around it). I just may have to dig my husband’s Ellroy books out of the discard box…
We’ve brought the baby back to the park twice already. He loves the swings, and the sand, and running in the grass; and most of all he loves watching the bigger kids play.
Details: Robert L. Burns Park
4900 Beverly Blvd. @ Van Ness
(I am trying to figure out what neighborhood this is – anyone know?)
Please add your favorite parks in the comments! If you don’t have kids but know of an adult-friendly (non-cruising, please) or dog park, add that – just specify, please, what kind of park you’re recommending.