When you visit London or live here one of the first things that impacts you is the amazing amount of green space. London boasts nine city parks. The closest park to me is The Regent’s Park.
Join Maya and me on our last ten months of visits to Regent’s park beginning in August of 2011 in the summer, through the fall, through the winter of 2012, and then to the glorious transition back to spring. What I don’t have are pictures to show you of some very rainy, wet, and muddy days that we’ve had this spring. The English are not kidding about their April showers. All I can share is that Maya does not care about the weather and loves it all the same. She’s helped me embrace London weather.
King Henry VIII reserved the grounds of the park for hunting. Today the park is home to the London Zoo, an open-air theater, cafes, restaurants, lakes, and many sports’ fields. The park is 197 square hectares in size, approximately ¾ of a square mile. What Maya and I love the most is that the park allows dogs off leash in a vast majority of its space. There are some restrictions like dogs having to be on leash in some areas or dogs not being allowed in the ornamental gardens. Every time we walk in the park Maya meets lots of doggie friends. She also manages to say hello to a few human friends as well. We prefer to visit the park in the mornings since this is when most dog owners are out walking.
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