Mike McGinn, Mayor
7/31/2012 1:50:00 PM
Karen O'Connor 206-684-8020
Big Day of Play is Saturday, August 25
Music, games, food, fun and Blitz the Seahawk!
This year Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play will be bigger and better than ever!
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:
- Earn PCC ‘Bucks’: Try an activity, earn a ticket, and redeem it for a snack. Collect all five tickets for a complete meal.
- Sports Radio KJR, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, broadcasting live from the park.
- Blitz, the Seahawks’ big blue mascot, will be on hand to pose for photos and help the 12th Man get ready for football season!
- 3 on 3 Youth Basketball.
- Adult Flag Football, sponsored by Admiral Sports.
- Snag Golf for the whole family. Learn more here.
- Boating activities at the North Shore Recreation Area.
- A dog agility course: test your pooch’s skills!
- Demonstration of roller derby in Building 30 – and an opportunity to try it out!
- Mainstage with KING-5 TV’s Jake Whittenberg as Master of Ceremonies.
- Entertainment by NW Drumline and the Mach 1 Jazz Orchestra, which will feed your soul and recall the park’s aviation history.
- Some of Seattle’s favorite food trucks, including Koasamai Thai, Fusion on the Run, Big Food Mobile, Crisp Creperie, Jamba Juice, and Molly Moon Ice Cream (okay, one with sweets).
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.
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
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