We have many parks and natural landscapes around our area. Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, which is also known as Walney Park, is just one of them.
Did you know that "The land that became Walney has been occupied by humans for over 13,000 years?" This is according to the park's history webpage, which also has other really neat information. American Indians also passed through there a long time ago.
Some of the fun things to do at Walney Park are hiking, picnicking, fishing, having a birthday party, and visiting the old buildings. You can visit the dairy, spring house, ice house ruins, smoke house, outbuilding, bee hives, garden, amphitheater and the visitor center.
The visitor center is "a renovated 1780 farmhouse where visitors can view artifacts, animals and interpretive exhibits."
Walney Park is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with many fun activities planned. The celebration will be held of May 5. They are hoping to have many great speakers and lots of hands on events. The event is free and everyone can participate.
For more information about the 30th anniversary celebration and when the park is open, visit the Walney Park website.