Lisa Holmes said her daughter Dallas, 6, couldn’t wait to get at the tons of man-made snow piled high in the special Winter Wonderland venue run by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
“We drove by (on Saturday) and she was saying “Please, Mom, let’s go!” On Tuesday, the two were back again, although the main attraction was fast disappearing despite the concerted efforts of city staff to shovel snow around and keep the sled lanes slippery. It seemed unlikely that the white stuff would last through Snow Park’s scheduled finale on Friday.
Santa, cider, singing and sledding were all part of the Winter Wonderland this year. Begun during the tenure of former mayor Mike McPoland, the Snow Park has become one of the many City Park attractions residents look forward to every year.
“This is great because Keenan loves to play in the snow, but he gets tired of it pretty quickly,” said Gerry Spiers as his 7-year-old son climbed up for another run. “Here, he can have his fun, get wet and cold, and we go home. Plus, there’s no chance he’ll accidentally ram into a tree.”