Evansville Parks and Recreation kicks off new family-friendly program this weekend

Evansville Parks and Recreation kicks off new family-friendly program this weekend

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Department of Parks and Recreation unveiled a new program Friday designed for families.

The new mobile recreation program is called Park-N-Rec and it provides a wide range of family friendly activities for children between the ages of five and 14.

Officials say these activities include yard games, dancing, arts and crafts, sport games, and much more.

Kids got their first experience of Park-N-Rec during a preview party at Wesselman Park on Friday evening.

Parks department organizers say this is a fun, safe way for families to get out and play.

“There’s not a whole lot going on right now - a lot of facilities are closed,” Assistant Sports Director McKenzie May said. “They’re not offering these kind of activities, especially (outdoors), and this is a way for families to come out and be able to social distance, and still have fun.”

Park-N-Rec is scheduled to take place every first and third Friday of the month this fall at various parks throughout the city. Each program session will last on those days from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Dates and locations for other Park-N-Rec days are listed in the following:

  • August 7 - Bellemeade Park
  • August 21 - Garvin Park
  • September 4 - Bayard Park
  • September 18 - Howell Park
  • October 2 - Lorraine Park
  • October 16 - Vann Park
  • October 30 - CK Newsome Center Lawn

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