Welcome to the Park. Now Stay Away (From Each Other)

Some cities around here have closed parks outright. Others have closed playgrounds and anything else with shared equipment, but open areas at many parks are still, well, open (for now), as long as you keep your distance.

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Fence at a park with a baseball field in the distance, and a sign saying ATTENTION! STAY 6 FEET APART. RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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Sometimes it’s worth remembering to look away from the sunset, too. I stopped to capture …

Sometimes it’s worth remembering to look away from the sunset, too. I stopped to capture this view yesterday.

(Incidentally: yes, there are signs and light poles inside the pond. The park doubles as a flood control basin.)

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Geese at the amphitheatre.

Geese at the amphitheatre.

This city park has a pond which attracts ducks, coots, seagulls, and as near as I can tell a permanent flock of Canada Geese that wander around the banks of the pond and the open space at the south end, where these terraces are located.

Let’s just say I don’t think I’d want to sit on the ground in that part of the park.

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Rocketship park (one of very few remaining parks with this sort of climbing structure). I …

Rocketship park (one of very few remaining parks with this sort of climbing structure). I stopped to grab coffee and realized I’d been able to see the shopping center from the park…so it stood to reason I ought to be able to see the park from the shopping center.

Yep!

I think the version works a bit better on this.

Rocketship park (one of very few remaining parks with this sort of climbing structure). I ...

Rocketship park (one of very few remaining parks with this sort of climbing structure). I ...

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Apparently Polliwog Park doubles as a flood control basin.

Apparently Polliwog Park doubles as a flood control basin. We moved to the area at the beginning of the drought, so it never came up before (so to speak). It was on the way to work,and the storm had moved on, so I stopped to take a look.

#park #flooded #manhattanbeach #polliwogpark

Photo taken at: Polliwog Park

Apparently Polliwog Park doubles as a flood control basin. We moved to the area at the beginning of the drought, so it never came up before (so to speak). It was on the way to work,and the storm had moved on, so I stopped to take a look.

#park #flooded #manhattanbeach #polliwogpark

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Liftoff!

Liftoff!

#seagull #wings #park #pond #green

Liftoff!

#seagull #wings #park #pond #green

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I slowly crept up toward the seagull hoping to get a photo of it perched on that pole, but it calmly turned around and flew off. I thought I’d missed it when I snapped the photo, but it turns out that I’d caught it just unfurling its wings.

And yes, the water really is that green. Ew.

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Back in the day, it seems everything was a piece of art, even the drinking fountains

Back in the day, it seems everything was a piece of art, even the drinking fountains. (Mostly I get a kick out of the idea of a historic drinking fountain. There’s a plaque and everything.) #WHPfromthewater #park #drinkingfountain #shell #manhattanbeach

Photo taken at: Manhattan Beach Pollywog Park

Back in the day, it seems everything was a piece of art, even the drinking fountains. (Mostly I get a kick out of the idea of a historic drinking fountain. There’s a plaque and everything.) #WHPfromthewater #park #drinkingfountain #shell #manhattanbeach