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Play like a kid again at PlayDay on Feb. 24

Post Date:02/08/2018 7:00 PM

In keeping with its designation as a Playful City USA community for the ninth consecutive year, Tempe will host a free day of play from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Kiwanis Park.

At PlayDay, families can take part in several free activities that will get their legs moving and their hearts pounding including an inflatable obstacle course, climbing wall, sports and kayaking. Other activities like arts, crafts, board games and STEM programs will encourage science and creativity. PlayDay is free to attend and open to all ages.

EVENT INFO

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Fiesta Playground and Ramada at Kiwanis Park; Mill Ave. and All-America Way **New location

Transportation and parking: Park parking is free but limited. We encourage transit (Orbit Saturn) or bicycling (El Paso Gasline and/or Western Canal Multi-Use Paths) to the event. 

Getting around: Maps will be available at check-in to help you plan your day’s activities. 

ACTIVITIES

Kid Zone Experience

The 2018 Kid Zone Experience provides the opportunity to try your hand at Angry Birds STEM Launch, Origami Fidget Spinner, Ozobots – Coding Robots, Make-Your-Own Salsa and more – all activities representative of the Kid Zone Enrichment program. 

Just for Kids Fishing Festival
Anglers of all ages are invited to west side of Kiwanis Lake between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to try their hand at fishing at the 27th annual Just for Kids Fishing Expo. Anglers United and Arizona Game and Fish will provide everything you need (poles, bait and a little guidance) at no cost during the event. 

Touch-A-Truck
Tempe’s Public Works Department will bring the Touch-a-Truck event to PlayDay again this year. Get up close and personal with several city vehicles, including fire, police, solid waste & recycling, transportation and more. Take pictures with police horses and learn all about the equipment that keeps the city moving.

Library’s StoryWalk®
New for 2018, the Tempe Public Library Youth Librarians will be hosting a StoryWalk®. Participants will follow the Is Everyone Ready for Fun storybook path while reading and engaging in activities from the book, including jumping on a couch. StoryWalk® is a fun and educational way to incorporate literacy and exercise.

PlayDay is sponsored in part by the Tempe Diablos. For more information, visit www.Tempe.gov/PlayDay or call 480.350.5200. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Quillard, 480-350-8805, melissa_quillard@tempe.gov

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