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Brookfield Park in Augusta, Georgia

I remember the day the City of Augusta officially opened Brookfield Park. It was a great city project spearheaded by a neighbor who knew the land could be great after the Georgia Department of Transportation was done with their road project. Fran Stewart was right.

Fast forward almost ten years and it is my favorite park in Augusta to play with the kids. We call it the “Yellow Park.” Don’t ask me why. William, 4, and Jacob, 2, both love it.

There are two playgrounds – designed for two different ages. Also a putting green, bring your own clubs and balls. Also a nice 1/3 mile walking track and public restrooms. A covered picnic area is pretty popular for family reunions and birthday parties.

 And during the warmer months, a big hit is the huge water fountain designed for drenching young children.

You will see kids in swimsuits, but not my kids of course. Fully dressed and fully soaked.

 If you are traveling by Augusta – this is a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs. I find this is important when traveling with my kids and I love an alternative to a fast food play land. The park is off Riverwatch Parkway which is exit 200 off Interstate-20. Just drive away from downtown and take Riverwatch to the light at Stevens Creek Rd – then right and then your first left – Mayo Road.

Brookfield Park
2740 Mayo Road
Augusta, Georgia 30907

Geocaching in Augusta

This past weekend we packed up the dog, some snacks and water and headed out to the lake to try out Geocaching for the first time.  Geocaching is a type of outdoor treasure hunt game, where participants use GPS receivers and navigational techniques to locate caches anywhere across the world.  The lake just happened to be a great spot for us since it’s so conveniently close to Augusta and a beautiful area to explore.  Even after living here for ten years, I’m still discovering new parks and Wildlife Management Areas.  The Ridge Road Access area was somewhere we both decided to check out and luckily there was a Geocache there we could try to find.

We followed a trail for a while until our GPS unit started pointing us cross-country.  A few hundred yards of trekking through the woods along a wandering stream and I think we’ve found it!

The cache was along this stream close to where it fed into the lake:  simply gorgeous.  One of the best parts of Geocaching is sharing your favorite spots with other outdoor enthusiasts.

The cache:  they’re often recycled ammo boxes.

Part of the fun of Geocaching is reading the log entries from other participants who’ve discovered it, and bringing along a fun little object or toy to trade for what’s already in the cache.

Check out the classy slap bracelets.

On the way back to the car, we followed the shoreline a while and enjoyed more of the beauty of the forest.



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