Take Kids to Parks Day: Three green-spaces, three choices

Three neighborhood city parks are inviting locals to come out to observe through active participation in the 8th annual Kids to Parks Day — a national initiative organized by National Park Trust “to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands.”

Locally, these three parks have three distinct offerings to consider:

The Midtown Neighborhood Association is hosting a get-to-know-your-neighbor event through its debut of the Midtown Green-Up! It is more than just a clean up day as the park will be featuring a perennial plant exchange and a series of kids activities. For complete details, visit their site.

Garfield Park is turning up the energy at this Friends of Grand Rapids Parks event where you can participate in a tug-a-war, disc golf, kids Zumba, or just find a shady tree and plop down to read a book. Complete details can be found here.

Martin Luther King Jr. Park will host an outdoor event that takes us back in time to a period in hip hop when kids practiced their dance moves and rhymes at the Baxter Neighborhood Association, who are co-sponsors of this event along with the Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition. Kids of all ages will enjoy live music, a dance contest, plenty of kid's games, free food, and lots of room to roam. Check out their most up-to-date performance times at this link
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