Monday, March 18, 2013

Feature Article

The local parks we love
By LEIGH SABINE, contributing editor
Special to Charleston Currents

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
-- John Burroughs, essayist and environmentalist
MARCH 18, 2013 -- For the past decade, sometime within the heart of a Lowcountry winter, my boys and I have looked forward to the coming spring through the simple act of compiling a list of parks to visit.
It's a great feeling of anticipation as we approach Easter weekend and spring break. We look to the list posted on the refrigerator door as a sign post on the road of trails, parks and green spaces that lie waiting for the warm sun and our happy feet.

School and busy schedules have a way of anchoring us close to home and we forget the parks we treasure most -- out of sight is truly out of mind. I encourage you to sit down with your children with pencils and crayons and make an actual paper list for them to ruminate and decorate. In this way, they put their senses in order by making the list come to life and can visualize with budding excitement the parks they may have forgotten.

Here is a list of some of our favorite Charleston area parks that have a decade's worth of Pluff Mud Kid testing for your enjoyment! [Follow the links to learn more about each park.]

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