On the corner of Beekman Street and Division Street in Saratoga is a large plot of land known perhaps only to me as the Beekman Street Playground or BSP. My apologies if a proper name exists for this parcel. The BSP is a giant fenced-in (no joke, only one tiny entrance in) park complex with lots of amenities. Despite two rather disappointing playground structures, BSP offers tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, a cool sandbox, bathrooms, picnic tables and benches. I mentioned the playground part being a little dreary compared to some of the better parks around, but BSP is still a fun and perhaps different stomping ground. But wait, there's more! BSP gets 100x's better after Memorial Day weekend when the giant splash fountain springs forth! A large cement circle that sprays water on sweaty kids and pregnant moms... does it get any better?
We visited BSP in the early evening and caught some of a little league baseball game which Robby loved. Unfortunately his baseball dreams landed him in a few 'time-outs' when he decided to pitch green beans across the kitchen. I can't wait to hit this park again when the weather is consistently above freezing, or June.