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What’s Your Fort Edmonton Park Story – Sherri Kuss

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Fort Edmonton saved my sanity. As many people have experienced, being the young mom of an older toddler and a baby can have its challenges. I found myself at this point of life and while grateful for the opportunity to stay home with my girls, there were days that were very long. Keeping up to their demands and managing the repetitiveness of daily routines can be exhausting – not to mention a little mind numbing. After the particularly long winter we were all happy to get outdoors.

There was always something going on, park staff to talk to, and new things to discover through the eyes of my toddler. Sherri Kuss

One day in very early spring that year I decided to take them to Fort Edmonton Park, since it was one of my absolute favorite places to go when I was a child. The impromptu decision to buy a season’s pass that day was monumental in providing a weekly place for us to look forward to visiting (sometimes twice a week!). There was always something going on, park staff to talk to, and new things to discover through the eyes of my toddler. Even if it was a short picnic, bakery visit and pony ride, the day was the highlight of our week. It provided mom with an outlet to immerse in history, a topic I love, and entertain the busy mind of my daughter. The baby – well, she just enjoyed the stroller and going along for the ride! We still regularly visit the park, and love it even though those babies are now teenagers! Best season pass ever!