I just got back from a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, which got me thinking about the value of parks. National parks are the crown jewels in our country’s network of public spaces, but state and local parks are great alternatives when all you’ve got is a weekend or an afternoon. One of my main goals in life is to be in a reclining position as often as possible, and parks are a great place to achieve this.
In, say, Elizabeth Park in Hartford,
one can read a book from a hammock,
or watch the ducks and geese in the pond.
When one is not maximizing their reclining, there are other options in parks:
looking at flowers,
For those brave souls who like to get outdoors in winter, there’s even sledding!
Tasha Caswell is the Project Cataloger/Researcher at the Connecticut Historical Society.