Do you need somthing fun to do on a weekend with the family? You should spend some time in LoHi and check out what they have to offer by way of recreation. LoHi (the trendy name for Lower Highland) is an area that has a vast amount of revitalization taking place. Spurred by the great walking bridge connecting LoHi to Commons Park and the Platte River Bike Trail this area has seen a lot of growth in recent years and there's no sign of slowing any time soon. The photograph above this blog site is taking from one of the life-sized sculptures in the park which features many different installations. The proximity to the Platte River offers walks to the banks where any given weekend will have people sunning, swimming, tubing, fishing and you can often see numerous dogs taking a swim to cool off as well.
I've worked in this area for years and have driven by this bridge and the weird sculpture (referred to as 'the pile of red blood cells') for years without having spent any time actually walking the pavement. I've even had lunch at bar and had taken the most direct route from my car to the table. Last weekend my wife and I took our three kids downtown to LoHi to visit the area, walk the bridge and test the pavement.
The big bribe was the promise of ice cream. Having seen Little Big Man Ice Cream for seemingly forever we finally made the trek to check it out firsthand. This place made me a hero for the afternoon. The building is a giant tin milk jug and it's above a patio which, on the day we visited, had a live three-piece blues band. The patio has a slide for the kids and had a mister keeping the place cool. The selection was large and unique and they have a charitable spin - for each scoop they donate a certain amount of rice to a country in need. There's a picture of an explanations board below:
Want a conversation piece? Have a friend describe what they think an art piece titled 'National Velvet' looks like without having seen it...then show them this picture and wait for their response. Weird, right?
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