Thursday, October 20, 2011

Laurel Acres Park, Mt. Laurel

It's easy to get "trapped" inside your house, watching TV, playing video games, or mindlessly reading (ahem!) blog posts online. But when the weather is nice, and sometimes even when it's not, it's great to be outdoors enjoying some fresh air and interaction with others.

Laurel Acres Park, at 1045 S. Church Street in Mt. Laurel, boasts an expansive layout with lots of great features for young and old alike. For starters, there is a lengthy paved trail for walking, bike riding, or rollerblading, plus there are adjacent nature trails that cut through the woods, allowing you to get "off the beaten path," so to speak.

For kids, there are three playground areas to enjoy, which include swings, slides, and plenty of other fun activities. In winter, the youngsters (and perhaps some not-so-youngsters) will enjoy a sledding hill, with steps and all. And in the summer, the hill often features concerts and other programs for all to enjoy.

Don't forget your soccer, volleyball, or baseball equipment as each sport has a home here with well-manicured grounds. There is also a fitness area if you want to give your muscles a burn.

Fishing is available in the man-made lake stocked with fish, and a dog run is open for canines large and small. A veterans memorial by the lake also reminds us that many have served our country to help make free and open public places like this one a reality-- thank you veterans!

And last but not least, a large pavilion can play host to your next birthday party, family reunion, or other gathering, complete with barbecues for cooking. Take note that the pavilion is a first-come, first-serve facility, and reservations may have to be made months in advance, for a fee.

With ample parking, plenty of activities, and lots of space to spread out, Laurel Acres Park is a wonderful gathering spot for one and all.

For more information, visit the Laurel Acres Park website.

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