What do you take into the parks?

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Registered: 10-13-2006
What do you take into the parks?
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 8:56am

I have seen some people with great lists, and I'm jealous!

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Registered: 04-25-1999
Fri, 03-25-2011 - 10:25am

What you take in will be affected by where you are staying, the time of year

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Registered: 08-12-2006
Sat, 03-26-2011 - 4:30pm

I usually wear my drawstring bag that is light-weight.

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Mon, 03-28-2011 - 9:05pm

I'm a notorious over-packer but our kids are close in age so I'll tell you what I bring.


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Registered: 08-07-2002
Thu, 03-31-2011 - 4:52pm
I'd say my list is similar to the other posters. My kids are just now 6 and 4. Last time we went to the parks (for only 1 day), that was the first time without a stroller, so it was a bit different.

Assuming you have a stroller, bring an extra outfit in a ziploc bag - good for messes, wet rides, whatever may happen. Just put it in the stroller and you won't be bothered by it.

We have a fanny pack stuffed to the brim with 4 ponchos. We take it every trip. We've also always had a waterproof stroller cover and sometimes umbrellas. I don't know what we'll do without the stroller - probably bring the ponchos with us but maybe not into the parks if it looks dry that day. (Scary!) We just power on if it rains: ponchos for everyone, stroller cover, and some umbrellas, and we're good to go! :)

Otherwise, a few snacks, water bottle (used to do sippies, but probably won't again if we don't have the stroller), camera(s), bandaids. I try to pack as little as possible, since I'm generally stuck with the bag all day!