Park Near Rhombus Guys

For Michael’s birthday lunch we had pizza at Rhombus Guys. If you are ever in Grand Forks and want pizza, go there. So, so good.

And as a bonus you get a free s’mores pizza on your birthday. After we were done eating, and while we were waiting for the free s’mores pizza to bake, we checked out the park that is positioned behind Rhombus Guys and a few other down town buildings. It was the neatest little inner city park I have seen. The sculptures were a hit with kids and adults alike.

The kids dubbed this one the giant robot hand and Tim made up a fun story about how there was a giant robot buried underneath Grand Forks.

The other really beautiful large sculpture was of 4 trees connecting in a canopy. I would venture to guess many senior portraits, wedding photos and prom pics are taken under this arch.

Patrick was a little too interested with the graffiti.  To say that makes me nervous is an understatement. I don’t know if it is graffiti or if it is commissioned art but trying to explain the difference between commissioned art and graffiti to kid is not easy. I am sure all he heard was “PAINT THE WALLS!”

Maybe Grandma Shannon picked up on his scheming on how to get paint and which wall he would paint because when he walked by her, she scooped him up in her lap pretty quick!

My favorite were the fish. There was a sign that I didn’t get a photo of that said, can you count the fish, or something like that. The kids ran around counting fish and talking about their favorites.

I am very much inspired by these fish and I am hoping I can figure out a fun summer project where each kid paints a fish for me. I would love to hang a few in our house.

For a girl who doesn’t like fish, I was really taken with these.

more photos here.

 

One thought on “Park Near Rhombus Guys

  1. Tim

    Cool fact. The park was built in the place of one of the buildings that collapsed during the ’97 Red River flood in Grand Forks.

    The robot must have been buried sometime around then I expect.

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