Lazy Sundays should be spent tooling around Temescal Farmer's Market, with a stop at Little Frog Park in Rockridge.
Enjoy the fresh food, coffee and music at the Temescal Farmer's Market. Bring along a tote bag or two and sample all the fresh fruits as you stock up for the week's lunches. Make sure to grab some hecka cheap fresh flowers.
If you want to stroll to Frog Park, follow the creekside path. Keep toddlers focused on finding the frog illustrations imprinted in the cement. Let your kids dawdle along the creek if they're old enough. And if you have the change of clothes.
For years Frog Park was one of my favorite destinations for older toddlers and preschoolers when we had a strong parent-to-kid ratio.
I thoroughly recommend against it if you have kids that are runners or you're also minding a baby; it's just not worth the stress to play at a playground with no gate.
The play structure is large and different from what you find at every other playground in town. The dog park makes for interesting canine-watching. The path to/from the Farmer's Market is always packed with friends. The BART trains zooming by overhead are so close and fabulous.
We've learned that the park is in need of a spruce-up, due to some graffiti, and that the overall experience is currently less than delightful due to construction surrounding the area, which is both unsightly and hogs the available street parking.
For a late lunch or casual dinner, try Cactus Taqueria for inexpensive and delicious Mexican eats.