East Park is London's "Place to Play"
Today Execulink had the pleasure of enjoying a fun-filled Employee Appreciation Day at East Park Golf Gardens in London, Ontario. We all got to be kids again for a day: playing mini putt, bumping in bumper cars, speeding around the go-kart race track, rock climbing, and lots more. The staff served us two delicious meals and organized an entire “Amazing Race” event for everyone. Needless to say, the day was a blast.
During the day I found myself thinking back to when I was a kid, and the birthday parties that I used to go to at East Park. I remember running in a fury from activity to activity, trying my hand at the batting cages (and being admittedly terrible at it), being in awe of the kids who could climb to the top of the rock climbing wall, and experiencing the joy of pulling out a long line of tickets in an arcade game. There was so much to do, and never enough time to do it!
As an adult I figured, I can’t possibly have as much fun as I had back then. I proved myself wrong within minutes of being there. I found myself with a huge grin on my face as my coworkers bashed into me in their bumper cars. I made it to the top of the rock climbing wall and felt a little surge of pride. I even found a rush of exhilaration swerving around on the go kart track. If you’re an adult and doubting the fun you might have at this place, stop doubting! Fun is their specialty, for people of all ages.
The reason they are London’s #1 “place to play” is because East Park has been great at adapting over the years. In the 1960s it was originally just a mini-putt court. Then they expanded into the adjacent property and constructed the batting cages and a train ride that circled around the entire park, as well as a merry-go-round and a Ferris wheel. In the 80s, the go-kart track and a new water slide were added. In the 2000s, the indoor rec facility, “Intencity”, was built, and East Park saw the development of a 40-foot rock climbing wall, bumper cars, a 2-story jungle gym, a video arcade, and a concession stand. 2003 was the year they purchased Wally World, and added a whole separate water park to their facilities. Now after a hot day in the sun you had the option of finishing off the day with a cool splash! Perfect.
East Park showed us a great time and we can’t thank them enough for their great service and hospitality on our work appreciation day. Whether you want to get wet or stay dry; whether you’re a parent, child, or just want to have fun with coworkers; East Park has something for everyone. London and its surrounding areas have been enjoying East Park for over 50 years, and with the way the park adapts and expands, I’m sure we’ll all be enjoying London’s “place to play” for many years to come.
Thanks again East Park!
Candice Irvine, Blogger, Marketing Specialist, Graphic Designer
I'm addicted to games of all kinds: boardgames, video games, card games, mind games... nah, just kidding about that last one. Or am I?