The other weekend Joel and I went questing for the "TotLot" we had heard a lot about it and needed an excuse to get out of the house. We found the Charlie Dorr Mini park, also called the Acton TotLot, which ended up not being the place we intended to go, but we had fun.It was a cute little park nestled between two houses right in the middle of a neighborhood. There were bikes and mini slides and lots of various "left" toys to play with.It was a windy evening but Holly enjoyed being outside and exploring. The lot actually went far back and behind the sandy sliding area there was a picnic and grassy area.Here is Daddy and Holly playing. He had fun chasing her around the park and especially the cuddling part.Its really fun to go to the park with Joel, as he doesn't get the chance as often as I do, and when there are two of us its nice to take turns pushing at the swing, and helping with the slide.This park had a pretty cool slide that was like a wave. Holly was a little nervous going down, and of course Mommy was afraid to let her do it on her own, but daddy was below to catch her.She of course did just fine. I think having on the shoes and socks made it less slippery and the bump also I think made her slow down a bit.This was a little slide like the ones you can get for the back yard. Holly climbed up all on her own and then slide right down. We have thought about getting something like this at home but I keep flip flopping.One day I think she would love it and it would be fun, and the next I feel like she has outgrown the little slide, but she had fun playing with it here.This was a weird little crawling tube thing. it had like a slope on either side like a slide, but I think it was really for little kids learning how to climb and crawl. Of course she enjoyed climbing through it but lot interest pretty fast. Before long she was off to find the swing, and then it was getting late and time to head home. It was a fun outing.Slides - 1 - Not only were there the wavy slides there were little play slides.
Swings - 1 - Yes
Surface - 1 - Sand and grass
Shade - 1 - it was over cast the day we went, but I imagine on a sunny day you could sit in the shaded picnic area.
Climbing - 1/2 - There wasn't a lot of climbing to do, except the one play structure.
Parking - 1/2 - Street parking
Bathrooms - 0 - None
Distance - 1 - only a few miles away
Friends - 0 - No other kids at the time. I imagine there might be more earlier in the day.
Fun - 1/2- It was a nice outing, but not the funest park we have been to. We enjoyed it, but there is a lot more to do at other places.
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