We were invited to the kids cousin’s birthday party on Saturday, and it was held at Liberty Lake Park in South Bedford County, Virginia. We had not been there even though we don’t live very far away, due to the fact that we have some other local parks available to us that we like to frequent.
Boy we were missing the boat. That place was great.
It had a small pond for fishing, that was completely packed! Several tennis, and basketball courts as soon as you enter the complex. Play ground areas were spread out through the landscape as well. There were numerous baseball diamonds, some even in use by little league teams of various age groups.
One of the cooler, and more unique features, was the skate park. They even had a trail lined with handrails for the handicapped. That was a great add on to help those with disabilities get out and enjoy nature, where a lot of times they can’t. In total it was around 60 acres of goodness.
The Birthday Party
We drove in and made some mental notes of things to visit when the party was done, but in our normal fashion, we were already running late to the event.
We arrived as the food was being prepared so it wasn’t as late as we normally are! There were the usual fixin’s – Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and various fruits and veggie snacks. Coolers were stocked with juices for the kids, and a few waters and sodas for adults. The cake arrangement was a cool stacked display of cupcakes. It looked really nice, and everyone was ready to eat!
With the weird diets we have, my kids grabbed a cheese stick and a bunch of fruit. Most people were not eating the fruit and veggies so my kids hit it pretty hard. Of course saving room for cupcakes!
People talked, and the party went on as they do. Once the festivities wound down and everyone departed, we got to stroll around the park.
Liberty Lake Park Fun
Once we started to walk around I noticed my daughter had chocolate around her eye. I asked her how that happened. She responded, “I rubbed chocolate on my face, but never mind that.” Normally this would have promoted follow up questions. But for this kid, that wasn’t all that abnormal…
The first thing we did was hit some of the larger play grounds. Got some cardio in chasing them around. Man, I don’t know how kids do it sometime. I mean, I’m in pretty good shape, but Tanis and Amelia are like the energizer bunny on a play ground.
After we did that for a bit, we walked up some of the higher hills to try to get a shot of the Peaks. The Peaks of Otter are a household name in the area, and are really cool. They stand out over everything else in the landscape here. Sharp Top and Flat Top are their respective names and it is easy to see why. They have some awesome trails going to the top with water falls and other features. I found a decent spot to grab a photo of them on top of a hill in the park.
What is the proper way to use a hill? Roll down it of course! Amelia took right to that opportunity and I caught a video of her doing it. It was pretty funny watching her try to get up while dizzy, and I couldn’t help but giggle a bit.
We goofed off a bit more, and drove around the park some. We will definitely be going back to Liberty Lake Park. When we have the extra time to drive out. Some of our best times are in the car anyway. Singing and carrying on, telling jokes, and just talking with each other. We always have some 80’s jams going at different volumes depending on what we are talking, or singing about.
Thanks for taking this trip with us! If you want to look at some more photos of the park on google you can see them here. See ya later!