Yet another new park

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:

The beginning of the trail, between the road and the ball fields, with crabapple trees.
The beginning of the trail, between the road and the ball fields, with crabapple trees.
Across the ball fields to the woods.
Across the ball fields to the woods.
The wetlands, with cattails.
The wetlands, with cattails.
Into the woods.
Into the woods.
Goatsbeard blossoms.
Goatsbeard blossoms.
Around the bend.
Around the bend.
Wild western bleeding hearts in bloom.
Wild western bleeding hearts in bloom.
The boardwalk across the wetlands.
The boardwalk across the wetlands.
The expanse of water the boardwalk crosses.
The expanse of water the boardwalk crosses.

I’m looking forward to exploring the seasons in this park, just as I am for the others in the area.