Last week’s poll about timeshare sales pressure went over just about as well as the tactics at the Wyndham resort I stayed at last weekend. While most of the respondents said that they had been pressured, the “No’s” were a close second. Just make sure you keep your eyes open when you’re drinking at a resort bar, you never know what evil plot lurks behind the free shot offered by the woman sitting next to you.
This week’s poll comes courtesy of John. In this comment he wondered what our favorite South Metro park was. Being a geocacher I have been to nearly every park across the South Metro (and beyond) and decided to limit it to the big ones only. I have left open an option for “other” and you can feel free to write about any park you have come across in the South Metro that rivals what can be found in any of the big dogs:
Dakota County’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Dakota County’s Spring Lake Park Reserve
Three Rivers’ Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Three Rivers’ Cleary Lake Regional Park
USFWS’ Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Personally my favorite park is most definitely Dakota County’s Spring Lake Park Reserve located outside of Hastings. While I haven’t visited since they have added additional amenities, I have been all over that park numerous times before for geocaching and personal enjoyment. It offers some of the most stunning vista views of the Mississippi River that I have ever seen and the varying terrain is incredible to explore.
So, what is your favorite park in the South Metro and why? Which do you visit most often, the little neighborhood parks or the big regional parks? Tell us when, why, and where as I’m always looking for a new place to let the dog roam and enjoy a nice day with family and friends.
Favorite South Metro Park
- Lebanon Hills (59.0%, 17 Votes)
- Spring Lake Park Reserve (14.0%, 4 Votes)
- Other (10.0%, 3 Votes)
- Cleary Lake (7.0%, 2 Votes)
- Minnesota Valley NWR (7.0%, 2 Votes)
- Murphy-Hanrehan (3.0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 29