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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day at Centennial Park

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FORT MYERS, FL (May 2, 2019) – On May 11, the City of Fort Myers will celebrate Kids to Parks day by hosting four fun-filled hours of youth events from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Park, located at 2000 West First Street, Fort Myers. There will be free games and activities for youth of all ages, as well as a complimentary hot dog meal for attendees.

Games and activities include a potato sack race, dance contests, street hockey, Chalk of the Walk, bounce houses, arts and crafts, prizes and more. A returning favorite is the 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.

About 2,500 people enjoyed last year’s activities 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 2018. 

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 Janet Cole at 239-321-7529 or via email at jcole@cityftmyers.com