Location: 3065 Yukon Dr. Lakeland, TN 38002
Contact Park: City Hall 867-2717, email@example.com
Date & Time Visited: Dec. 17, 2008 10:00 AM
Weather: Overcast & Chilly
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I stopped to visit the park on a cool December morning while traveling from Nashville to Memphis. The park is just a short drive from the Highway. On I40 take exit 20 (Canada Road) south, take a right onto Saskatoon Drive, then a left on Yukon Drive. The park is at the end of the residential street and you will need to pass through the neighborhood to get to it. There is a small parking lot where a handful of cars can park.
Due to the time of day and weather conditions I had the park all to myself. From the parking lot you can see most of the park. To the west of the parking lot there is a large playground.
A paved trail loops out from the parking lot and around the perimeter of the park. At the far end a picnic pavilion with a grill and tables sit on top of a low hill. At the bottom of the hill, a small bridge crosses over a dry and grassy drainage way.
The trail does not take long to walk and overall the park looks well taken care of and the neighborhood seems safe.
Carya illinoensis - Sweet Pecan
Cladrastis kentukea - American Yellowwood
Fraxinus pennsylvanica - Green Ash
Gleditsia triacanthos - Honey Locust
Lagerstroemia indica - Crapemyrtle
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum
Magnolia grandiflora - Southern Magnolia
Pinus - Loblolly Pine
Platanus occidentalis - Sycamore
Quercus acutissima - Sawtooth Oak
Quercus falcata - Southern Red Oak
Quercus stellata - Post Oak
Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress
Ulmus alata - Winged Elm
Viburnum rhytidophyllum - Leatherleaf Viburnum
Zelkova serrata - Japanese Zelkova