Kids, Parks and Passports
“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.