We are fortunate that we have a bunch of good parks within a 20 minute driving radius. My kids have the pick of the crop when it’s a park day. We have a Valley Forge National Park with it’s rolling hills and tons of history.
We even have a community park in our development that is perfect on those days when we just need to get out of the house. But there’s one park that we come back to time after time. The big park: Manderach Park.
Manderach Park is where we play baseball…
…and learn to ride our bike…
…have birthday parties…
…and have picnic lunches in the summer.
The boys love this park so much and I am so grateful that the space has been preserved for not only my children but for all of the children in the community. Even on not-so good weather days, you can find children running around, having the time of their lives.
I don’t know what we would do without our local parks. It’s something that is hard for me to even comprehend. Growing up, I had my own local park just up the street from my house. So going to the park has been something that you just do.
But not everyone can say that.
n many cities, one in three residents lacks access to a park or natural area. And with America’s open spaces disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres a day, we’re at risk of losing our most cherished outdoor escapes.
You can change that: help The Trust for Public Land as we work with communities nationwide to save the places people love—from neighborhood playgrounds to vast wilderness. Share your story and join the movement to protect #OurLand—now and for generations to come.
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