As the Kentucky summer starts to ramp up, I enjoy spending more and more time outside. Being someone who struggles with the gloom and gray of winter, the changing seasons and warm temperatures mean more time spent out in the sun, enjoying all that the outdoors have to offer.

That said, as an apartment dweller, it is difficult at times to really capitalize on what summer offers nature-wise. I struggle with the fact that I don’t have a backyard to raise a vegetable garden or the ability to take a dog (none allowed in my apartment complex) on a walk through a neighborhood. Instead, I have to be a little more creative in finding ways to enjoy the season and being outside.

For those of us in apartments without any real outdoor space, a local park is the perfect place to capitalize on the season. Not only can parks offer spaces for recreational sports such as Frisbee golf, basketball, tennis and others, but they are a great classroom as well.

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