Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Children's park

This is the children's park that I mentioned in yesterday's post in which I showed photos of some of the painted butterflies at the park.  After some of the comments people left yesterday I decided to show photos of the park itself.  

As I mentioned yesterday, Tamarindo is a very small town, but it is worthwhile that it has a children's park, as modest as it is.  After all, there are times that children want to play on regular land, rather than always playing on the beach and in the ocean, even if it is a world-class beach.  

These photos also give a glimpse of the lush vegetation in Tamarindo.  This park is in the heart of central Tamarindo, yet there are lots of trees.  It is a challenge, of course, to preserve the vegetation as additional condos and businesses are built.

Last year, the President of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias, executed an Executive Order to restrict the density of buildings in the Northwest Pacific coast of the country.  The Order requires that about half of all land be left in grass and trees when new condos or other development projects are built.  It also restricted the height of buildings near the ocean.

6 comments:

JM said...

Great composition of this nature-like children's park.

By the way, David, I had no idea the elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party... How come?

Sharon said...

This is a very nice little park. I love the colorful swings. And, the density restrictions seem like a wise move.

glenda said...

Nice little park. The butterflies are a nice touch.

Abe Lincoln said...

You do have the playground equipment that most people look for in parks. And this stuff looks to be in good shape too.

m_m said...

I like the row of colourful sits in the swings:)

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice looking children's park. I think a lot of the stuff they put in parks goes unused and isn't really worth the cost. Kids just want to have fun and run around with other kids. The objects in the playgrounds are less important than the atmosphere of safety.

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