There is a great park near our house on Long Island that has several playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball hoops, etc. In addition to being open to the puplic, it also is the home to many summer programs and camps. Last spring we discovered that it also has an amazing skatepark. Normally it is locked, and you need to pay a small fee to use it, but the day we discovered it had been accidentally left open. Not realizing that we were breaking the rules, we went in and enjoyed being there all alone. It was the very first time the boys were trying their new skateboards and although they were struggling, they felt really cool! Even Bea wanted in on the action. Now we have joined the park so we can go enjoy it as often as we like.