Cooper Riverside Park | Mobile, AL
This past Friday I shared with you guys a picture of a park in Downtown Mobile that my roommate and I discovered earlier this year. Today I wanted to share more pictures with you guys from this lovely spot. Enjoy!
There are many reasons that I love this spot downtown. One, is that while you are in the park, you almost forget you are actually in the city. Besides the occasional train, I almost forget I'm downtown until I look behind me and see the tall buildings reaching into the sky. And, despite being next to a pretty well traveled road in and out of Mobile, the traffic sounds aren't that terrible.
Another reason this spot is one of my favorites is that it is located right on the Mobile River. I'm convinced that wherever I live, water will need to be close by. Whether it be a pond, lake, river, or ocean. I love being near the water. This park is a great place to watch boats come in and out, including the long, yet quiet, barges. Also, you can look across the river and see Austal. A shipbuilding operation that is currently working with The United States Navy in creating combat ships. My roommate can attest to the fact that I literally ran to the edge of the railing to marvel at those things. My sense of American pride went sky-high the moment I saw those ships so close. I'm also a dork and a fan of trains, which means I got really excited when one passed us by. Also, it was carrying military vehicles. More American pride. There is also a memorial in the park for men and women that have served in the Navy.
Plus, who doesn't love fun sculptures and artwork that you can climb and sit in? The Portal is named rightly so, seeing as this is the Port City and this port in and out of Mobile is one of the busiest.
So, with the water on one side and the city skyline on the other, I'll keep this park on my list of places to frequent in the city.
Do you have a favorite park or place you frequent wherever you live?
Leave a link or post down below, I would love to check it out and add to my list of places to visit one day!
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