Small City Parks with Personality

Small parks offer a space for relaxing and appreciating a space of beauty no matter the time of year.

Fountain in pocket park.

Isn’t it fun to trip across a park in an unexpected place? Both Corsicana, TX and Ironwood, MI offer this opportunity.

We discovered two Pocket Parks in Historic downtown Corsicana. Space between two buildings was repurposed into 2 different parks that we had the privilege of seeing decorated for Christmas as well as Halloween. Each space offers a restroom.

Brick risers decorated with mums and pumpkins

Mums, pumpkins, placque, ghost in pocket park

Pocket Park decorated for Christmas including snowmen

Snowmen decorations in pocket park

 

In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Ironwood offers a corner park downtown.

Flowers in downtown park

It is beautiful both in summer and winter.

Park benches on brick walkway

Christmas decorations and benches in snow covered park

Such small parks offer a space for relaxing and appreciating a space of beauty no matter the time of year. Have you found any surprise parks? If so, feel free to post a comment to share.

Street signs for park location

Antiques Galore in UP Downtown Store

Antiques nicely crowded into an old downtown building. Main floor and a basement to wander. Offering reasonable prices.

Dan’s Antique Mall
Downtown Ironwood, Michigan–Upper Peninsula
131 E. Aurora St.

Venue:  Antiques nicely crowded into an old downtown building. Main floor and a basement to wander. Offering reasonable prices.

Atmosphere: From the minute you walk into the entryway, you have items to begin looking at. My impression walking into the store was, “Wow.”

Offerings: Antiques a plenty. You name it, they had it.

Recommendations: Plan at least 2 hours shopping time if you are the type to look at everything. Otherwise you could probably breeze through in an hour trying to catch things of interest to you.

Service: Friendly and helpful.

Return Rating: Definitely.

Picture inside Dan's Antique Mall