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Community invited to "Pack the Parks" in Indianapolis on Saturday

Community invited to "Pack the Parks" in Indianapolis on Saturday
Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 13:10:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- After a few days of rainy weather it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine with a day in the park, and what better reason to do it than for this year’s “Pack the Park” day in Indianapolis.

During “Pack the Park” day, Saturday, July 8, admission to all Indianapolis parks and pools will be free to the public.

Over 16,000 people participated in Pack the Parks in 2016, that’s over three times the normal park attendance.

Mayor Hogsett says he hopes that they will have 20,000 people in Indy packing the parks on Saturday.

Below is a sample list of some of Saturday’s FREE activities:

  • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Spray Grounds Open   
  • 10 a.m. - USA Track & Field – Run, Jump & Throw Program at Tarkington Park. The park will also offer its spray plaza from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.  
  • 10 a.m. -  Free entry into Eagle Creek Park and Garfield Park’s Conservatory and 
  • 5 p.m. - Sunken Gardens will be free as well.  
  • 11 a.m. - Pete the Planner Education Session – How to Avoid the Top 5 Financial Disasters at Windsor Village Park. A session will also be held at Krannert Park at 2 p.m.  
  • 12-6 p.m. - Free Pool Admission 
  • 12-2 p.m. - MHS booth with games and prizes at the Eagle Creek Beach  
  • 1 p.m. - Nine13sports Virtual Reality Biking at Brookside Park 
  • 2 p.m. - Indianapolis Museum of ARTx Mobile Art Truck at Riverside Park   
  • 4 p.m. - Summer Concert Series featuring Queen Delphine and The Crown Jewels at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park   
  • 7 p.m. - Summer Concert Series with Blue Alchemy at Ellenberger Park  

RELATED | Full list of “Pack the Park” activities

All day: It’s My City & Mayor Joe Hogsett Hook Stations will encourage residents to record themselves tossing litter with their own hook shot and share it with #ItsMyCity for a chance to win prizes and be featured on the initiative’s website. Hook Stations will be placed at Broad Ripple, Douglass, Garfield, Riverside, & Sahm Parks.  

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