This week's park is more of an adventure than our typical picnic and playground posts... and not everyone is going to love it. But for those kids that like trains, trucks and, in the Spring, wildflowers... The Prairie at M.D. Anderson is great!
Located right at the TMC Transit Center METRORail Station, is a 2 acre native prairie with winding trails, trees, benches and birds. Public parking is tricky in the Medical Center, so take the METRORail to start the adventure off right.
They call it "The View" and from this clean, video-monitored, entirely enclosed, well maintained bridge, trains, garbage trucks, fire trucks and ambulances race below you. You see them come on one side and then race to the other to see them emerge. (It is very simple, not at all fancy, very easy for mom and super fun for silly little truck and train lovers.)
This was my favorite part... but I soon had two boys asking to go back to "The View". So off we went to watch the trucks and eventually catch the train back home.