On Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett will host the second Annual Kids to Parks Day in the City of Everett. Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with thirty national collaborators. This year will mark the 8th annual nationwide Kids to Parks Day.
To empower kids and encourage families to get outdoors and visit parks the DeMaria administration has organized the event as the grand re-opening of Swan Street Park. This project began in the spring of 2017 and is now a state-of-art facility that will make every resident proud.
“Together we are making our City a better place to live, work and play,” states Mayor DeMaria, “By building a strong community foundation, we will know not only what Everett was, but also everything it can be.
The event will include a face painter, balloon twister, and demonstrations from the Everett Health and Wellness Center on fun games that can be played at all parks. The Everett Fire and Police Departments, YMCA, and Boy and Girl Scout organizations were also be in attendance.
Mayor DeMaria stated, “This is a great day and opportunity to invite the youth of Everett and their families to one of our City’s newly renovated parks and connect them to our community. I want to help families engage their kids with local parks and green spaces and empower them to explore the outdoors.”
The National Park Trust indicated that they reached their goal of 1- million participants. Kids to Park Day 2017 included more than 1,700 park events nationwide and over 450 mayors and elected officials proclaimed the day Kids to Parks Day.
Mayor DeMaria would like to urge all residents to mark your calendars for this important event. The Mayor wants to continue the movement that encourages children in the City to explore parks and discover nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town.