Covina has parks aplenty, each distinctive.
I’ve had my eye on Kelby Park for sometime. It offers a vast expanse of green space, perfect for picnics, soccer, football, racing, freeze-tag, three-flies-up, volleyball and indelible grass stains.
Kelby’s playground, though, can be a source of worry for parents with kids under 5 years old.
According to the signage, the playground is rated for kids up to 12 years old. First, If your 12 year old is still having fun with swings and slides, consider yourself very lucky…or very unlucky, I can’t call it.
On my view, parks in Covina would be better utilized if they included kids ages 3 and up in their design plans and let the 10-12 year olds commence with drug use and snap chat. Really tho.
Of course, since Jocko can’t read, and because I have unreasonable expectations of my kid(s), I allowed him to rush the playground unencumbered by the shackles of fear…and reason.
Now, as far as I can tell, Kelby Park has the best slides in Covina. Take a look at Big Red and Lil’ Red Rivers. Jocko rode both of them till the paint started to rub off on his clothes.
But their swing set is wack. It lacks child seats for heaven’s sake!
But what disturbs me most about the park is the lackluster signage–as in, it can’t be read from the street because it lacks an adequate amount of luster. This must change…now!
Please, if you love your children, send your donations to the Mas Luster Foundation and help us fight the blight.
Big Brown Dad