PHOTO GALLERY: Labor Day at the park

Monday, September 6, 2010 | 9:27 p.m. CDT
Majie Muller, 1, takes a break from splashing in the fountains at Stephens Lake Park on Labor Day. Majie, and her brother Brett were just two of many children taking advantage of the warm weather in the fountains.

COLUMBIA — Residents seized the day off and sunny weather on Monday by engaging in outdoor activities. Some spent Labor Day playing on the playground or playing with their dogs at Twin Lakes Park; while others went to Stephens Lake Park and fished or played in the fountains.


Eddie, a pitbull, Lucy, a golden retriever, and Tess, also a golden retriever, chase after a tennis ball at Twin Lakes Park. Their owners, Nolan Marling and John Luetkemeyer, brought their dogs to cool off at the park on Labor Day.
John Luetkemeyer of Columbia plays with one of his two dogs, Lucy, on Monday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area.
Aysha Palmero, 6, climbs the pipes of the jungle gym at Twin Lakes Park on Monday. Aysha and her father, Michael, spent Labor Day at the park with Aysha's friend, Eva Brinkerhoff, 5. Both girls attend Paxton Keeley Elementary School.
Caeleb Rutter, 12, coaxes the family dog, Bella, into the water on Labor Day at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. Bella was rescued by the Rutters when she was three months old from the Humane Society as an early Christmas present for Caeleb and his sister, Karmen.
Cayden McCool, 3, prepares to fly down the slide on Monday at Twin Lakes Park. Cayden and his mother, Candice, fished and played on the playground during their time together.
Eva Brinkerhoff, 5, swings on the jungle gym on Monday at Twin Lakes Park. Eva and her mother, Joy, joined Eva's friend, Aysha Palmero, 6, and Aysha's father, Michael, at the park on Labor Day.
Garrison Fisher, 6, fishes with his father Jack Fisher on Labor Day at Stephens Lake Park. Fishing has become a recent hobby for the pair, Jack said.
Brett Muller, Majie Muller, and their father Tim Muller play in the fountains on Labor Day at Stephens Lake Park. The Muller family was one of many who decided to go to the park to enjoy the weather on their day off.
Garrison Fisher, 6, and his father Jack Fisher take advantage of the weather on Labor Day at Stephens Lake Park. Jack said that Garrison has recently developed an interest in fishing, "I guess this beats the Wii," he said.

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