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Fun Things to do at the Park with Friends & Family

One thing I love to do when the weather is nice is go to the park. Whether it’s going with friends or family, it can be a fun experience. There are so many activities you can engage in that you can’t normally do at home, and it’s a great opportunity to get some fresh air and get your body moving.

There are plenty of sports you can participate in, depending on the amenities available at the park you’re visiting. Soccer, volleyball, basketball, and tennis are options, just to name a few. You just have to remember to bring the proper equipment. Something else I like to play with my friends is ultimate Frisbee in the grassy areas. I know some parks that also have skating areas, which is something I have thought about giving a try.

You can also go for a nice, relaxing walk around the park as you take in the scenery around you. The wildlife in certain parks can be enthralling and worth coming to observe. It can be a great place to walk your dog or go for some jogging if you don’t have a good area to do so in your own neighborhood. Parks are a personal favorite of mine for going biking, as they usually have trails away from the heavy traffic areas of the city. I also like to think of a park as the ideal place for having a picnic with the people you know. I’ve had several memorable picnics at parks, where I could enjoy my lunch with my friends while being outside with nature at the same time.

As more people get vaccinated, we can begin to enjoy leisurely activities at the park like we used to before the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important to go outside and avoid getting stuck and isolated inside your home. Being able to interact with others outside can have a positive influence on your mental health. Exercising and playing sports at the park can be helpful in staying fit and in shape.

If you're curious about other park activities, read this article:

Check out this picnic prep video at Central Park in New York:

--BitterSweet Coaching Guest Writer


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