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Kids, Parks and Passports

Sunday, August 7, 2016 @ 6:50 AM

kidsinparksPrince George, B.C.- For the second  straight year,  the City of Prince George is  hoping it’s Kids Parks Passport program will help get families outside, enjoying  parks   in the City.

“We put this program together with a number of partners” says the City’s Marta Gregor “Kids can either download the passport ( available here)   print it, or  get one at City Hall, and it  highlights six parks.  Each of the parks  has a couple of questions on the passport.  So the kids have to visit the park,  adventure and explore to find the answers, fill it all in plus they get to pick a park if they want, one that’s not listed  and fill out some information about that one.   Then, when the passport’s  been filled, they  submit it back to City hall, and this year, their name will get put in a draw, which we are doing on August 26th.

Koops Bikes and Northern Hardware have each donated a bike for the  draw.

Gregor says  the  object of the  program isn’t so much about gathering information from park users”The main thing is to get people out  there enjoying the parks, and maybe visiting some of the parks they haven’t visited before, maybe the passport will inspire them to check them out.  It’s about getting kids and families active and doing something together and having a goal for when they visit a park.”

The  deadline for submitting  passports for the draw is August 19th.



If the city truly wants people to get out and enjoy the parks why do they put chains across the roads so you can’t get to the parking lots?

ie Freeman Park… you can still use the park, you just can’t park in the lot

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