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Friday, April 27, 2012

The Playground Series: Buffalo Meadows Park, Lenexa, KS

We have been to several parks since the launch of  The Playground Series, but this was the first time I forgot my camera.  Thanks to Googling Buffalo Meadows Park, Lenexa, KS, I hit upon several great sites to share with you!

A 20-acre park located at Prairie Star Parkway and Lone Elm Road. Buffalo Meadows Park includes a parking lot, shelter, restroom facility, perimeter jogging/walking trail, large open play area and two playground areas - one which is deemed toddler friendly.  The play surface is mulched.  It is a newer park and there aren't anything but trees freshly planted in the last few years, so shade is only found at the picnic shelter. 
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I discovered that Harrington Home Pro, an Overland Park, KS based construction company, provides information, pictures, and ratings on Johnson County parks.  It is a helpful resource that advises whether a playground is age appropriate for your child, if there are water fountains, when or if the park is shaded, and a link to the city parks website.

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I have never gone geocaching, but I want to!  This page indicates there is a cache (is that the right way to say it geocachers?  I don't know the lingo) hidden in the park that others have made quick work of.  It might be a fun introduction to the activity or a good chance to include younger kids.

We joined several mamas and their friends at Buffalo Meadows Park after a La Leche League meeting.  It made for a nice afternoon.  The only complaint we had was that other kids not in our group kept calling a friend's son a girl because he was wearing an amber teething necklace.  She and I both go about parenting in a gender-neutral way, so it's not that it's a bad thing to be called a girl.  But teasing words hurt, no matter what they are.

So, go to this park with a hat and be sure to teach your sons a variation of, "No, I'm a boy, but girls rock!" ahead of time.


  1. Charlie goes geocaching with his grandparents and has a lot of fun!

  2. It's on my list of things that I want to do (like learn how to sew) and I'm slowly whittling away at the list. I definitely plan to do it once we move!