City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Mark your calendar: FREE family-friendly Big Day of Play is Saturday, August 24
7/15/2013  1:39:00 PM

Mark your calendar: FREE family-friendly Big Day of Play is Saturday, August 24
Music, games, food and fun!

This year Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play will be bigger and better than ever! It takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE.

It’s a fun way to get important information about health and wellness, enjoyable ways to become active, healthy food, and how recreation can change your life. Big Day of Play grew out of Parks’ Healthy Parks, Healthy You initiative, which aligns with national efforts such as First Lady Michele Obama’s Let’s Move! efforts.

Recent statistics on obesity are no secret, and they are waking us up across the nation to the importance of nutritious food and regular exercise to becoming fit and thus avoiding diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk for some types of cancer. You can become healthier and happier by adding just 30 minutes (for adults) and 60 minutes (for children) of activity to your routine each day. Come check out lots of great activities Seattle Parks and Recreation and many other organizations offer your family to get your daily activity – and have fun doing it!

At Big Day of Play there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about what Seattle Parks and Recreation and our community partners offer in the way of fun activities and healthy food:

  • A 3-on-3 tournament
  • Kid Zone, sponsored by Clif Kid
  • Live performances by Recess Monkey and School of Rock
  • An NFL Play 60 obstacle course
  • PGA Northwest’s Kwik Golf and Golfzilla
  • A dog agility course
  • And much more!

So round up the family and carpool, take the bus or bicycle the Burke-Gilman Trail to Magnuson Park for a day of fun, information and great activities.

This year’s sponsors are PCC Natural Markets, Clif Kid, KMPS 94.1 Radio, 96.4 JACK FM Radio, The Fan 1090 AM Seattle, KZOK 102.5 FM, Seattle Children’s, Pemco Insurance, the Associated Recreation Council, Taco Time, Seattle’s Child, Seahawks Play 60, PGA Pacific Northwest Section, Ultra Chiropractic, and Seattle Veterinary Associates Inc., All the Best Pet Care, and Alyssa Rose Photography sponsoring the Dog Agility Course.*

Metro bus routes 30, 74 and 75 serve the park along Sand Point Way N.E. Connect in the University District (Routes 74 and 75) and at Northgate (Route 75). For schedules and route maps, please visit Metro here.

There will be free shuttle bus transportation! Call one of these locations to register for a shuttle ride to Magnuson Park. Seating is limited, so register soon!

High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave. SW in West Seattle, 206-684-7422
South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S in West Seattle, 206-684-7451  
Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S in South Seattle, 206-386-1919
Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way in Central Seattle, 206-386-1245

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