The program is a component of our ongoing efforts to create structural venues and innovative programs that encourage physical activity, especially for children and families. We are focused on these programs to compensate for the lack of physical activities easily accessible and affordable to urban residents.
The Sunday Parkland Games gives both children and adults the opportunity to experience the beauty of the parklands, while enjoying a rich array of fun and healthy activities including badminton, bocce, croquet, Frisbee®, horseshoes, hula hoops, lawn toss, and paddleball, along with team activities such as potato sack races and tug-o-war. This year we also hope to install a Ga-ga pit and tight rope for those who are looking to try something new. The program allows people of all ages to utilize the available natural, open spaces found in urban areas. To produce the Sunday Parkland Games the CRC contracts with local games company Knucklebones to provide equipment and coordination. All activities will be offered on Sunday afternoons from 2-5 when the adjacent Memorial Drive is closed to cars, thus creating a safer and more accessible playing space. We also offer yoga classes under the shade of the sycamores from 4-5 pm that are free and open to the public. We plan to run the games from June 3rd through September 30th.