I did featuring our day at the Park. I also have some pictures on Goggle plus and will be doing a You Tube Video soon.
Charlie knew we were going to Denton to Water Works but not that we were going on Saturday. So Friday night when he was playing with Dylan I ran up to WalMart to purchase the bathing suit I have on. Then Saturday morning I put it on and woke Charlie up. He was so surprised to see David and I dressed for the park.
Charlie jumped out of bed like it was Christmas morning and ran clear to Dylan’s and woke him up. They came running back and jumped into the car and we took off for Denton Water Works. It is quite a drive from Haltom City but they were so excited it did not bother them at all.
So we headed into Denton, and I had so much fun looking around that I would like to take a weekend and just go up and rent a hotel and let Charlie play in the park all weekend as I know he would love it. I was so happy to find both a Dairy Queen and also a Panchos as we do not have them close to us. It made me want to move to Denton.
Once we turned onto the street close to the park all I heard was, "I see it, I see it. Hurry daddy, hurry daddy." Dylan saying, "lets go." Then I heard the boys telling us which slides they wanted to try out. David even started saying, "I want to ride this slide." It was nice to see how excited they all were, as Charlie is not home a lot with us. Plus, Dylan’s parents do not take him to places like this.
Once we arrived at Water Works, both Charlie and I were surprised to see the Skate Park which we both want to go to the next time we come out to the park. We are going to bring his skate board and if possible, I am going to get him a pair of Inline Skates as I know he would like trying them out at the Skate Board Park.
We got out of the car and got into the line to go inside and once it was our turn I let them know who we were. They had the passes waiting for us as well as the table they had reserved for us. I would not mind having Charlie's birthday party there as I saw they hosted them there. The only thing is that Charlie's birthday is in December and they would be closed. But the inside pool might be open and we could use it for his birthday, as this would be unique and different from what we have had in the past.
Once inside, we went to our table and left our stuff and went to walk around, as I wanted to see what all they had for the boys to do. They found the kids area, and I thought they might be too big to play in it, but they were not. Then we walked by the Lazy River, which I loved and could not wait to try out. Then I took them over to the Slides to look at and they liked all three of them. I asked Charlie what he and Dylan thought of two of them being covered and they thought that was cool.
Then we went inside and walked around. I went upstairs and watched the swimmers who were practicing for a bit. I liked knowing you could sit and watch them. It was nice to know you could bring in your ice chest. There was even a cute little waiting area where we could have sat and rested.
Then we went downstairs, and they even had an inside slide which Charlie and Dylan loved. They rode it over and over and over. Once they were done we played in the pool a bit. It was so warm I would have lived in it if they would have let me. They even played basketball while David and I sat on the bench and watched them. All in all, I think the slide inside was the favorite of both boys.
We then walked outside and they rode one of the slides, but they were not quite tall enough for one. But that was OK as the next time we go back they should be, and it will give them something new to do. David went down the slide with them and he enjoyed it and said he did not get stuck like at some places. They all liked the fact that they were able to use inner tubes.
Then I finally got them into the Lazy River where Dylan and Charlie used inner tubes and David and I walked. I loved it. It was so peaceful. I can not wait to go back. The water was so calm and the waterfall so pretty. This was my favorite out of all we did, except playing in the pool with Charlie.
The people that were there with their children were so nice that I even made a couple of new friends. Charlie did as well. I hope when we return that they are there.
If the boys had gotten hungry we could have brought in a lunch, as you can take an ice chest in, but they also sell food and gifts in the Gift Shop. Plus, there are snack machines inside, as well as a building that sells Snow Cones. I was so good as I did not get one. But boy oh boy, I wanted a coconut one.
I liked knowing there were life guards all around, and the Red Cross as well, as this shows me it is a safe place for my son to play in. I did not feel scared when I went to lay out and Charlie and Dylan were playing by themselves, as I felt like they would be safe. David even left them and went up on the slide. We would not leave them alone at most places we go.
I liked seeing all the different classes they host, like water polo, and would like to come back and watch it, as it is not anything Charlie or I have ever seen. I like knowing they offer sports camps and host special events as well.
I would not even mind hosting a networking meeting here, as the kids could play while the parents work. This would be a lot more fun than McDonald's, as the moms could even play.
Charlie and David liked knowing there were two machines that squirt water, and they had a lot of fun playing with it. It was right next to our table, so when I was resting they could still play, as they were able to use these. We were close to the lockers, which was nice, because it meant all of our items were close by. I liked that they even have a bench you can sit on when using the lockers.
Charlie and Dylan were even able to use the restroom without me being scared someone would bother them. I was amazed at how clean they kept them because the park was so busy.
I had both boys and David and I to get bracelets on when we arrived and a lady that works at the park walked up and offered to help us. This was a nice perk. I have never had that at other parks we have gone to.
If you plan on attending soon pick up the 2015 Summer Fun Guide, as there is a $2 off coupon in it. I know when we return we will be using the coupon. I am thinking of asking all of our neighbors to take a run up on Saturday and making a day of it, as it will be fun to spend some time with the neighbors in a new area where the children can play and we can get to know each other better.
If you are looking for a fun date night or something unique to do with the children, then you should check out the movies they do in the park. These are at Quakertown Park, which Charlie and I will be checking out soon.
So from food, shopping and Water Parks Denton has all you need for a Staycation or a Vacation. Just call the Parks and Recreation to see what they have happening and come on out!!