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Day 81: The Little Park by Giant

Brian at the entrance

Caroline Freeland Park

It was another beautiful spring day today and Brian and I decided to hold our weekly meeting outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and warming sun.  We decided to plop ourselves down at Caroline Freeland Park (we just call it the little park by the Giant grocery store).  It’s located at 7200 Arlington Rd.  The park was named for the first female chairman of the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission.  She led the Commission from 1963 to 1971.

Brian takes his little guys there often to play on the newly renovated playground which includes some awesome equipment with slides, jungle gyms, swings and a very cool fire truck.  I wanted to get into the fire truck today but I had to defer to all the kids who were also enjoying the spring weather.  It’s a bummer being a big person sometimes.

Fire Truck Equipment

The playground has a wonderful rubber mat that looks like mulch but is easy on the bums that regularly fall upon it!  The kids there today were full of laughs and giggles and energy  – enjoying all of the colorful equipment that was newly installed last fall.

Amy at the Sculpture

At the park, amongst the beautiful grounds full of trees, you will also find a unique sculpture representing Bethesda residents from all walks of life.  Some of them are pretty comical really like a man with his legs sticking out like he is dancing and a guy with a huge white beard – Santa in disguise maybe?

But what Brian and I enjoyed most today, other than the sun and the sounds of the giggling kids, was the chance to sit under the cherry blossoms at a picnic table and have our business meeting outside.  There are several tables available and all within a short walk of downtown Bethesda.  It’s the perfect place to take a break from work and enjoy a picnic lunch or grab a cat nap.  If you haven’t stopped by “the little park by Giant” lately, it’s worth a visit.  Bring your kiddos and take a ride in the little fire truck.   ~Amy

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