I've lived here for two years now. I keep trying to settle in.
I've decided to really take the time to explore what my surroundings actually hold.
I gathered a bunch of town literature from community centres nearby..
|trail and park guide|
One thing I picked up was a fold out map called A Guide to Parks & Trails in Richmond Hill.
|three houses down from me|
What really got me onto the park system here was this little thing down the street from where I live:
What is that anyway?
Is this what they call a park? Who patrols it?
This is what I would call "a shortcut" but it's something "official" with those rules on the sign telling us how to use this space. Wow. It's marked on the map with a faint sage green line, and no number so it's not an officially named space.
So there are some quirks.
Besides the official unofficial shortcut, Richmond Hill has kettle lakes, rivers, trails, parks and parkettes.
Some parkettes are right beside parks.
So what's the difference?
There are 34 parkettes according to this map and this summer I am going to visit them all and report back.
Right now I am getting my art together for the Aurora Farmers' Market in the morning...
We can talk after.
|flying pigs by request-verson #1|