Springdale town park

If you’re traveling with 2 toddlers, it’s mandatory to seek out a local playground. It’s a must!

Thankfully Springdale has a quaint little park in the middle of town with breath taking views of the surrounding rock formations, stretching up to the sky.

I snapped a few photos with the front facing cam on my Moto X, while trying to get the boys to laugh.

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The playground was perfect for the boys. A few different slides, lots of swings, various obstacles and a rope bridge!

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The boys were fascinated with the rope bridge, as it was their first encounter with such an obstacle.

Dylan crossed the bridge over and over (and over!), taking the curved slide down on the other end.

Ashton preferred the straight double slides and took rides down them most of the time.

The playground also has a kiddie sized telescope. The boys took turns looking through the lens to view the mountains, but Ashton particularly took a liking to it. He just kept going back to peer through the scope again and again.

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While Dylan and I were walking around the park, we came upon a ladybug. I let it crawl onto my finger and Dylan stared at it with curiosity. I asked him if he wanted it to crawl on his finger, he said yes, but he held up his shaking finger with trepidation. Once it crawled onto his index digit, he cracked the biggest smile across his face. I then had him hold his hand up, ready to snap the perfect photo. But alas, just as I was about to take the picture, the ladybug flew up into the air and away.

We had a great time there and Springdale town park certainly has the toddler stamp of approval!

Another post is coming soon about our hike on the Riverwalk trail in Zion national park.

More posts about this trip
Zion’s Riverside Walk trail
Springdale & Zion National park

Springdale & Zion National park

ROAD TRIP! March 21-23 we partook on a much needed family getaway to Springdale and Zion National park, situated in the high desserts of southern Utah.

Our 2 two and a half year old boys behaved very well on the 4.5 hour drive each way, particularly considering that we forgot to bring toys (doh!). Lots of talking, singing, snacking on pretzel sticks (as well as other foods), and even a little DVD viewing ensued, with Thomas the Train and Baby Signing Time videos.

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The view on the way into Springdale

We stayed at the Driftwood Lodge in Springdale for 2 nights, and despite my reservations about the pricey rate, it was the perfect accommodation for us. It turns out that the price of everything is inflated in the tiny tourist town of Springdale. Even so, it’s a fantastic place and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending it as a destination.

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View from our room, side windows
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View from our room looking back

Our room, the views and the lodge were idyllic. We stayed in a signature king room in the court of the patriarchs, the only rooms in the lodge that are new.

The lodge features a heated pool and hot tub, on site laundry, and other amenities. One of the best features for us was the large grassy area near the rear of the property, bordering a serene stream with sandy banks.

This area was the perfect family haven. Tera and I relaxed to the calming sounds of flowing water, sipping adult beverages. Meanwhile, the boys ran wild in the field, all right on the premises of the lodge.

The boys had a blast running around in the grass, climbing on chairs, playing with branches, picking wild flowers and repeatedly crossing a makeshift bridge that was covering a hole in the ground.

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Tree huggers!
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The toddler bridge!
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Playing with branches longer than they are tall.
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Loungin'

More posts and photos coming soon about the Springdale town park, the playground, our Riverwalk hike, and our scenic drive through Zion national park.