Chandler park to host community play day

October 8, 2013 by  

Chandler families are encouraged to attend a community celebration focused on the health and fitness of youth. Toward the end of October, the annual Mayor’s Day of Play event will be returning to Tumbleweed Park. Brochure printers may be receiving more orders than usual as the experts signed up to participate in the festivities prepare to educate attendees about exercise and nutrition.

Day of Play will offer activities for children of all ages. Dozens of boys and girls are expected to bring their bicycles to participate in the Fit Kids Fun Ride. Teens will be able to compete in a fitness challenge that consists of a timed obstacle course. The event will also feature performances and demonstrations from Desert Star Dance and Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios.

While young attendees are getting their exercise, their parents will have a chance to learn about what they can do to help their kids develop healthy habits. A number of professionals employed in the fitness industry will be on hand to discuss which types of food children should be eating and explain how beneficial physical activity can be for growing bodies.

The festivities will also include several raffle drawings and a Halloween costume contest for children aged 10 and younger. In addition, the park will be the site of the Foam Run; a water-themed 5K that has been designed to entertain kids and adults alike.

Day of Play will take place between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26. Admission will be free, although there will be a fee for some individual activities.