Prairie Ridge Ecostation #liebsummer

I love to give the boys opportunity to explore new places and play along the way so today we went to the Prairie Ridge Ecostation – Nature Play Space. It’s similar to the Durant Nature Park Play Garden but much bigger and with more hands on activities.

We arrived a little before 10am (they open at 9am) and were the only ones there. The weather was gorgeous, I like getting outside before the sun blazes down on us and everyone gets hot and cranky. Unfortunately the boys went into our adventure a little tired from all of our weekend fun so they didn’t last as long as I’d hoped. But overall we had a blast.

Prairie Ridge Pour

The Nature Play Space was nicely laid out with different sections based on type of nature play from digging to climbing to stacking and more. The boys loved the “Pour” section with all the water and tubes and funnels. I really liked that there was a good amount of shaded areas and plenty of seating around the park for parents to sit. There is also a bathroom (with changing table) located just up a hill in the outdoor classroom building. There weren’t any trash cans located nearby.

They have a story time every Thursday morning at 10am for anyone that wants to attend. I’ve heard it can get pretty crowded but maybe sometime we’ll check it out.

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Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband and four sons (7, 4, 3 and 1). Jessica started thebkeepsushonest.com in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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