The ideal lunchtime running and swimming spot for folks who work around downtown and want a quick, convenient bit of exercise.. The Scene You would not expect Southside's close proximity to downtown, to its many government buildings, and to a freeway on the far southern end to create the feeling of escaping the city. But with the sloping grass, duck-filled pond and sparkling pool, this really is an urban oasis.
Amenities While the dirt trail, circling approximately one mile around the park, is a great place to run or jog, the best feature of the this particular outdoor recreation area is the availability of lockers and showers at the pool building.
What to Bring A bathing suit is a good idea, so that you can take advantage of the Olympic swimming pool. Sunscreen is, of course, a must, and don't forget a change of clothes to re-enter the downtown business world.