Yesterday, we went to a new park that’s near Shonandai Station, though it is about a 30 minute walk to get there. It’s on the east side of the Sakai River, which means it’s in Yokohama. It has a birdwatching area, tennis courts, soccer field, baseball diamonds, and an interpretive centre that shows all the kinds of birds and fish in the area, as well as how they created the park. The northern portion, which is in Fujisawa, is still being built. It’s a pretty extensive project, and is quite nice. Looks great for both nature and sports.
We went to the splash park next to the baseball diamonds, and it’s Tomoe’s first time wearing a swimsuit and spending any amount of time in water outside of the bathroom. The water was cold, but it was a hot and humid day at 31 degrees. The water felt wonderful. My wife and I got our feet wet, but Tomoe got her entire body wet. Here’s a short video of her time.
After spending about 30 minutes there, we decided to go. The sun was strong, so we didn’t want to spend too much time out. However, Tomoe had other plans. She protested and cried for about 10 minutes. She was not happy. But I’d love to go again. That cold water felt wonderful. There’s one nearer our home at Akibadai Park, a sports centre that has a regular swimming pool, but you have to pay to get in. However, I want to go swimming.