BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Nienhuis Park and Ray Harral Nature Center will hold two events celebrating National Children’s Day at the Parks on May 21, the city announced.
Kids to Parks Day is a national outdoor play day celebrated annually on the third Saturday in May. The event is in its 12th year and is in coordination with the National Park Trust and Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation. Its purpose is to encourage people to discover and explore the outdoors in local, provincial and national parks.
Mayor Debra Wimpee signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 21 National Children’s Day at parks in the town of Broken Arrow.
“We have awesome parks and trails here, and we’re building even more to improve the quality of life in Broken Arrow,” Wimpee said. “This is an opportunity to raise awareness of the parks we have in our city.”
Nienhuis Park, 3201 N. 9th St., will offer relays, yard games and more from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Ray Harral Nature Center will host a Kids to Parks Day scavenger hunt.
Participants can pick up scavenger hunt information at the Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Department Director Matt Hendren hopes to see many people enjoying the parks.
“I want to encourage everyone to come to Ray Harral, Nienhuis or any of your favorite parks in Broken Arrow and have a great day on May 21,” Hendren said.
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