“Be Active” This Weekend

There are lots of opportunities to be active this weekend in Decatur and nearby.

Saturday is National Kids to Park Day, and the City of Decatur is taking the opportunity to have the “Official Dedication” of Glenlake Park at 11am at the Glenlake  Tennis Center. Mayor Floyd will join City Commissioners to dedicate the park, and then we will take a walk on the walking trail and share some cookies and punch. Plan to stay and play at the park with FREE Active Living flying discs. Pledge today to visit a park!

Kidical Mass is coming to Decatur this Saturday from 10 until 11 am. The event gives children an opportunity to ride ina group setting giving safety in numbers. The 2.5 mile bike ride begins at Harmony Park and ends at Little Shop of Stories on the Square. For more information click here. You may want to ride over the Glenlake Park after the ride and play!

Roxie Watson is playing at the Concert on the Square on Saturday night at 7 pm. Load up the children and the wagons and bike or walk to the square with your picnic. Did you know that there was an article about Roxie Watson on the Huffington Post?

On Sunday, Avondale Estates is holding the first Avondale Estates Sunday Ride from 10 am until 2 pm. For more information, click here.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the great weather!

May 21st is National Kids to Parks Day


Children nationwide will take part in a grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks through play on Saturday, May 21, as they participate in the National Park Trust’s (NPT) first annual National Kids to Parks Day. The national kick-off event for Kids to Parks is planned for the National Mall on Friday, May 20, 2011.

Already, over 1,600 kids have committed to visit a park on Saturday, May 21 by signing up online at NPT’s Buddy Bison web site (http://www.BuddyBison.org). Buddy Bison, the wooly mascot and driving force behind NPT’s popular educational program, Where’s Buddy Bison Been?® encourages children to “explore outdoors, the parks are yours.”  In honor of May 21st National Kids to Parks Day, the Buddy Bison web site now includes an area where kids can commit to visit a park and provides a slew of resources for outdoor, healthy living.

The City of Decatur will celebrate with the dedication of Glenlake Park at 11am on Saturday, May 21. Join us for the dedication then plan on playing at the park.