I keep stumbling across lovely new parks lately. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve just been obtuse in the past or what, but I like it. The process sort of reminds me of new car shopping, how when you’ve decided which model you’re going to buy, all of a sudden you see that model everywhere you go. But at any rate, here’s another good walking park, near Puyallup (pew-al’-up, in case you were wondering), Washington, with pictures, of course.
South Hill Community Park is largely taken up with sports fields for soccer, etc., but there’s also a rather big wetland and forest area with a loop trail winding through it. A separate trail, named for Nathan Chapman, who was one of the first soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan, leads from this park to the Heritage Recreation Center a little over a mile and a half away.
It was a lovely place to take a walk on a rare warm spring day:
I’m looking forward to exploring the seasons in this park, just as I am for the others in the area.