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Posted on: May 11, 2017

City to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20 at Centennial Park

Kids to Parks Day

FORT MYERS, FL (May 11, 2017) – Hundreds of thousands of children nationwide will take part in a ‘national day of play’ on Saturday, May 20, to commemorate National Park Trust’s seventh annual Kids to Parks Day. The City of Fort Myers will host four fun-filled hours of kids’ events from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Games and activities for kids of all ages will include a potato sack relay race, dance contests, kids’ Zumba, street hockey, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and more.  Other returning favorites include bubble soccer and a rock climbing wall. Kids will have a chance to get a close-up look at the Public Works Department’s vehicles and the Fort Myers Police Department’s K9 unit. New this year is a zero-gravity bouncer.

All kids’ activities are free.  Food trucks will be on site to sell a variety of reasonably-priced lunch items.

About 2,500 people enjoyed last year’s event at Centennial Park. Residents are encouraged to visit www.kidstoparks.org and sign up to be counted in this year’s national tally.  Nationwide, more than 730,000 participants celebrated Kids to Parks Day in 2016. 

Kids to Parks Day has been endorsed by America’s State Parks, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Hiking Society, Boy Scouts of America, Children & Nature Network, National Environmental Education Foundation, National Geographic Kids, National Parks Hospitality Association, National Recreation and Parks Association, National Wildlife Federation, US Army Corps of Engineers, National League of Cities, National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association, Bureau of Land Management, Sierra Club, American Recreation Coalition, Outdoors Alliance for Kids, City Parks Alliance, US Play Coalition, and Eastern National.

For more information about Kids to Parks Day in Fort Myers, please contact Amber Smith: at (230) 321-7462 or via email: apsmith@cityftmyers.com

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