Planning a Picnic at Emerson Ranch


What’s better than a fun family outing on a warm spring day? With Emerson Ranch park so close to home, you can plan the perfect picnic for both you and your littles to enjoy.

The first thing you’ll want to pack is a blanket to sit on. Whether it’s a real lined picnic blanket or an old comforter, anything large enough for the whole family to sit on will do. Next, you will need a basket to transport your lunch. If you have any food that needs to stay cold, a cooler bag and ice packs will come in handy. Now, don’t forget to pack the plates, utensils and napkins!

For the perfect menu, you’ll want something light and easy to pack. Raw veggies are a super healthy option and a breeze to prepare. Try out some hummus as a go-to dip for your carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes and broccoli. Sandwiches are an obvious choice with a side of chips for a little crunch. Then, whip up a batch of your family’s favorite cookies for a special sweet treat.

The great thing about picnics is that after some delicious eats, you can jump up and explore the nature around you! Throw a frisbee or a football on the grass, shoot some hoops at the basketball half-court, let the kids run around the playground or take a relaxing stroll around the scenic lake at Emerson Ranch Park. From simple board or lawn games to a baseball and mitts, you don’t have to bring a lot from home to have a good time.

 Whether you’re going the traditional route with a blanket and basket or setting up a spread at the picnic tables, Emerson Ranch Park is just the right place for a leisurely weekend outing at your own pace.


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