We recently went on an outing...all the way to Eagan to visit the Caponi Art Park and Learning Center. Mr. Caponi, an Italian immigrant, artist and professor, lives here and has created a space for exploration and learning. It is kind of surreal to be picnicking in what is really someone's back yard, but cool at the same time. The grounds are just open to plopping down wherever you want and eating, playing, resting, etc. We ate and played on the grounds together, then explored the sculptures all over the property. I found the park to be perfect for kids...not so huge that you lose them, but big enough so they can run off and check the scenery out for themselves. It also provided for the opportunity to appreciate sculpture. "What are sculptures?", I was asked on our way there. Wait. You've seen sculptures before. Right? How many times have we been to the MIA (another free and open to the public destination)? Anyway, I think this trip solidified it for them. The park also invites artists and performers in for entertainment. Family Fun Tuesdays continue throughout the summer. A place to check out!
Here are the girls with the artist and park resident, Mr. Caponi, whom we met cruising around on his golf cart.