When my children were younger, we occasionally visited this little park in Downers Grove, Illinois called Patriots Park. It had a pond stocked for fishing, a shore path, picnic tables and a playground. Perfect for a short family outing. But although I've driven past there any number of times in recent years, I haven't stopped there in at least a decade. Today we decided that it was time for a picnic a bit farther afield, so off to Patriot Park we went. They've made some improvements, including plantings and a better path.