We love the park with the lake near our house, but we don't go there very often--mostly because the giant set of stairs that lead down to the lake (meaning we have to go up the steps to go home, after we've already visited the park and the kids are tired--not a good situation).
But it's a really great park, and it's fun to go down there on Sunday evenings when everyone and their brother decides they need to get out of the house for a bit and enjoy the lovely weather.
The last time we were there, we even spotted some joyously dancing Hare Krishnas:
We walked around a little, played at a playground, but mostly took it easy.
And then I bribed Nikolai to walk back up the stairs by giving him a piece of chocolate every now and then. There was no whining--bribery works! ;)