Dear moms, have you hit the wall yet? You know, that mid-summer wall. Sure, at the beginning it’s all play-dates and vacations and fun educational outings. You’re thinking, “Wow, look at me, keeping my children entertained without a screen in sight. I am a domestic goddess.” The next thing you know, PBS is raising your children and while, yeah, they do a decent job, its not quite the stimulating tour de force you had in mind for your summer-o-fun.
Lucky for you, Georgetown just unveiled their marvelous new attraction that is Garey Park. This place has it all. Amazing splash pad; check. Two large playscapes; you betcha! Zip lines; Three of them! Hike and bike trails; explore to your hearts content! Even the swings are impressive.
A visit to Garey Park can easily be made into an all day affair. With so much to do, you’re definitely going to want to stay awhile. Pack a lunch to eat at one of their many picnic tables located under the pavilion or spread out a blanket and enjoy your meal under the shade of the mighty oak tree. If you run out of drinking water, they’ve got you covered. Near the restrooms you’ll find a water fountain complete with a water bottle refill feature. The restrooms are clean and well kept but be warned, they do not offer a baby changing station.
If your family enjoys fishing, you can drive on down to the pond, located near the former private residence of the Garey family and have yourself some catch and release fun. The park is a work in progress and there is much more to come like group cabins, an equestrian center, and a 600 seat amphitheater.
Admission into the park for Georgetown residents is $5 per car for the first two guests, and $2 for each additional guest over the age of 3. Non-Georgetown residents will pay $10 per car for the first two guests, and $2 for each additional guest. If you don’t have cash, not to worry, they do accept credit cards.
For more information on Garey Park visit https://parks.georgetown.org/gareypark