Discovered: EC Lawrence Park

For nearly a year I drove by a park on the way to work every day, but never thought once to visit. It wasn't until my sister-in-law told me all the wonderful things about it that I finally put it on my list of places to go. Over the long holiday weekend, hubs and I, along with my mom, finally did. Naturally, the puppies came along, too.

We walked on the partially paved, partially gravel Big Rocky Run Trail, along a cool creek. We stopped by the Walney Pond, filled with lily pads, flowers, turtles, and fish. We then ventured into the woods - this particular path, covered in bark and shaded by tall trees, was nice and springy. I thought to myself: what a super dog-friendly park.

Later, I looked up Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in my book - The Dog Lover's Companion to Washington DC: The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog. Guess what? The park is listed in the book and not only that, it received four paws on the scale of one to four!

I am making a mental note to myself to take them back this fall. I hear it's beautiful around that time as well.


  1. Funny how there's this great dog friendly park and yet our boys are too dainty to last more than a mile or two out there. But yeah, we definitely need to hike around there some more next time. Plus, I can always hitup the pond whenever I need more plants for the aquarium.

  2. Wow! Four paws! Did both Pesto and Pargo give it the same rating? :) Or did they end up with eight paws?

    And that water lily is beautiful!

  3. I love the angle of the first photo and that second one is beautiful, as IG said. Finding little nooks like this is makes me want to look up parks in my neck of the woods and take the kids tonight. Maybe I will...nooo...maybe I will TOMORROW. I forget that SYTYCD is on tonight. LOL Oops! Priorities you know....

  4. Did you take the first picture with you walking the dogs using the timer setting on the camera? I'm mind boggled. :)

  5. Tiffany and boysJuly 10, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Cool place, we took the kids there on Wednesday to a Reptile Walk where they got to see 5 or 6 different snakes (pet snakes), do a nature walk, and roast marshmallows - it was a lot of fun! Great program.

  6. @ Intense Guy: Photo was taken by my hubs. :)


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