Today we had a totally new adventure. I thought we had gone to all the fun parks in the area, but I was wrong. Friends invited us to join them at Jones Point Park. This park is a little treasure we had somehow previously missed.
Jones Point sits just under the Wilson Bridge and, therefore, right beside the Potomac. The playground areas (there are two that I saw) are nice. They are small, but the equipment is top-notch and the surface is rubberized. I always take note of rubberized surfaces, not so much for safety reasons, but because a park with a rubberized surface offers a less muddy option if there's been a lot of rain.
Paths lead from the playgrounds to a paved surface under the bridge where kids ride bikes and scooters. A path then follow the river and leads to the Jones Point Lighthouse. We ate a picnic beside the lighthouse today and then Meg and Clare (along with their little friends) played on the rocks (pictured above). And yes, I was quite nervous for Meg to climb on rocks with her cast still on, but I must give her credit for being very careful (something that does not come easily to her).
We followed the path as it circled back to the playground area. The girls and their friends were thrilled to spot a snake in the mud. They also entertained themselves for quite some time by dropping flowers and sticks off one side of a dock and watching the water move the items to the other side of the dock.
What a truly fantastic find. We'll definitely add Jones Point to our list of places to go.