This year we met up with several friends for a day at the State Fair before going to spend at my favorite Hastings Aunt & Uncle’s house.  This was such a great day!  My dear friend recommended that we stop at Stolley Park on the way.  We are definitely glad that we did.

Our first glimpse of the park was the playground on the left.  While it is nice and all, really that play area is not very different from ones that we have in Lincoln.  We decided to drive around a bit, then finally got back to the middle of the park to the Playground on the right.  That was the moment when I wondered if I would ever get my kids to leave.

GI Stolley Park Play Structures

This medieval style fortress would capture the imagination of any child!  Featuring all sorts of climbing sections, my kids loved exploring all the hidden areas.  Since the shields all feature the names of the Grand Island schools, this structure also reflects the area.  I do believe my kids would beg to go here every day if we lived a bit closer.

GI Stolley Park Kids Playing

Now as for the other aspects of Stolley Park, tomorrow I will bring you another “Friday Photography” post.  After all, any place that can manage to combine castles with ice cream, railroads, a historic home and school house, along with space to roam around, is worthy of being featured two days in a row!

Author: neodyssey