Gant’s Guide: Patty Rosewater Park

Throughout my junior and high school years, my family and I would come out to Sun Valley, Idaho over my school winter breaks. We’d ski, go snow tubing, eat at the gorgeous lodges, and warm up at home with hot chocolate and a dip in the hot tub.

For some reason, I never looked forward to the trip. Maybe because I was a moody teenager and wanted to be home with my friends. Instead of enjoying the beauty around me, I was instant messaging friends (remember back in the day) or counting the days until I return and gossip.

Fast forward 16 years later, my husband and I decided to come here for the Summer. He convinced me it would be the perfect place: Being among the mountains, having a house to ourselves…So, I decided “why not”?

So, as you saw in our previous post, we packed our car up, and drove for 5 days until we got to our little house in Sun Valley.

I haven’t regretted it one bit. We’ve been playing tennis everyday, cooking, enjoying the local events, and taking in the views.

As I mentioned, it has been awhile since we have been out here, mainly due to work commitments and other stuff that was consuming our lives. We kept meaning to come out here, but it just never happened.

My mother was very involved in the town’s Board for many years. When she passed away in 2011, the Board decided to honor her involvement in the community. A few years later, they developed and built what is now known as “The Patty Rosewater Park”.

This park, as you can see below, is filled with green grass, an awesome playground, a volleyball court, basketball court, bocce ball, a fountain, and a BBQ area where you can reserve it for your future family gatherings. Later on, they put in a sundial, with a plaque bearing her name.

My dog does not like to “walk” much, such as long hikes. He loves playing with other dogs and running around. It sounds weird, but I think it’s because he gets so hot easily.

Since this park is walking distance from the house, we decided to try it out. Not only it is empty 90% of the time, we can sit in the shade and throw the ball an infinite number of times. There is plenty of shady areas, a fountain to cool off, and beautiful views. What more could you want?!

So, if you are ever in the area, be sure to check out The Patty Rosewater Park.

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  1. I love that you shared this with all of us — it makes me feel like I am almost there. And Patty would love that Gant is enjoying it too!

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