We got a little spontaneous again last weekend. Because the wife and I had a hankering for some fish, we decided to drive down to the fishmonger's and grab some fresh seafood. We decided to have an impromptu picnic and we picked up up some fish and chips on the way back and have lunch at a local park that I found one day while driving around.
Prospect Estate Park is not your typical Adelaide park. It's actually set on an incline off the main road. What's interesting about this place is that there's actually a man made creek that winds along the length of the park. It was a real creek with little ponds and bridges that criss-crossed the flowing water.
We had a little lunch of take-away fish and chips from a corner store and some cold prawns bought at the fishmonger's. The kids couldn't wait to finish their food before going off and exploring the little water ponds in the park. They loved playing with the water and looking at the little tadpoles that were swimming there. Predictably, they did get their feet wet but because it was a hot day it didn't really matter.
There wasn't much in terms of a playground, just a couple of swings, the kids just spent the time just playing near the water's edge. With it's flowing water and tall trees, the park felt like a secret oasis just off a busy street. The park sure felt like a hidden garden of sorts as there were hardly any people around on a nice Sunday afternoon. Normally, you'd see parks like these filled with families just enjoying the outdoors on a nice weekend.
At any rate, we could have stayed longer but we still had errands to run. Definitely, will find time to come back again. Hopefully, Prospect Estate park would still be a well kept secret then...