Hickory · Places

Geitner Park in Hickory, NC

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Geitner Park is a very peaceful place.  We visited in July (and I’m just now posting ?) and enjoyed a pizza from Tony’s while listening to the crickets chirp.  Here’s a list of the amenities:

  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • grills
  • gazebos
  • paved bikeways
  • walking and nature trails
  • boat dock and ramp
  • fishing pier
  • rest rooms

 

 

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Places · Prattville Alabama

Pratt Park (Prattville, Alabama)

Much of my childhood was spent in Prattville, Alabama where all 4 grandparents lived.  My grandparents used to take me to the duck pond when I was little to feed the ducks and see the momma ducks sitting on their eggs.  I loved going!

Though I’m lucky to have had my grandparents into my adulthood, my grandfather just passed away a month ago and we made the trek to attend his funeral.  The duck pond is still there, but they’ve added a huge playground facility that is really quite awesome!  My only complaint is that the mosquitoes breeding in all of that pond water and the stream that feeds it were a huge nuisance.

The park itself has quite a bit to offer.  There are plenty of spots for parents to rest their legs while their kids run around the playground.  There is also a covered picnic area where one family was having a reunion.  There is an Olympic sized swimming pool right next door that is as old as my mom (wow!) but still manages to pack in hot folks in the summer.

One of my favorite things to do is to walk just a ways down the street and visit the artesian well.  The water is clear and delicious, and I love the idea of an “artesian” well, though from what I can tell it really is just a pipe with constantly running water.  Still cool.