Last week on one of our hot sunny days my sister and I took our kids to a spray park not too far from where we live. A spray park is a large area with lots of fun sprinklers and water spraying up from the ground. A great way to cool off for kids and adults! They also had a playground and petting farm there which the kids enjoyed.
Like most gardeners I was looking around at the flowers. I noticed this beautiful planter right in front of the spray park and next to the playground.
It was about 10 feet long and 4 feet tall on each side. The center had a large sculpture of children.
It is ceramic tile and must've been inlaid by the artist. I just love all the birds, insects and flowers. Each of the four sides were different.
It was filled with colorful annuals. I wanted to get a shot of the whole thing, but people were sitting along the sides. I'm sure they were already wondering what I was doing taking pictures of it.
I just love that a city park spent the money to have this beautiful piece of art put in an area where children play. It will be colorful year round, and I'll be interested to see how they plant it in other seasons.