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August 3, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Melissa Lindeman, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-4900
Mike Heyl, Public Health Educator, 402-441-3889

Lincoln Play Day is August 8

The public is invited to the free Lincoln Play Day from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 8 at Woods Park, 33rd and "J" streets. Lincoln Parks and Recreation and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) are sponsoring the fun family event as part of the Play in the Parks program.

The event will include family-friendly games and activities, including bubbles, snookball, chalk painting, bocce ball, disk golf, a short bike tour, volleyball, kickball and a water balloon piƱata. The Woods Pool spray park will be open from 6 to 7 p.m., and a hotdog meal will be available for purchase from the Woods Pool concessions stand for $1 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Participants should dress for physical activity. Youth are required to wear a swimsuit to play in the spray park. Residents are encouraged to walk, run and ride to this wellness event. Bike racks are available by the playground and pool, and a bike corral will be available by the basketball court. Parking is available at the following locations:

The Party in the Parks and Play in the Parks programs were created to encourage the community to use parks, trails and open spaces to improve individual and community health.

For more information about Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit For more information about LLCHD, visit

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