It was a long, cold, wet, dark trip but we have made it to summer! Of course, the greatest thing about summer is the Little Lake County Playground Tour! I know, you were worried we were going to skip it?
Not a chance!
For the Sixth Year, we are going to take our Greatest Show on the road for four awesome stops at some of Lake County’s newest parks plus one special event. Grab the pencil and calendar and save these dates because you are not going to want to miss a single one!
Thanks to our friends at Pediatric Interactions & Therapeutic Links we’re packing up the trikes and taking them on the road for a playdate more fun than a barrel full of monkeys! For most of July and August, we will be traversing the county to show off new parks, big trucks, and old favorites.
If you have been to any of our previous five tours you know that these playdates are your typical picnic in the park and this year will be no different. A million dreams and more will come true as each stop will be a unique and entertaining experience! We have friends and special guests lined up for every event.
In the center ring, you will see our stars: Pediatric Interactions & Therapeutic Links their support has made this year’s tour possible. They offer services together and individually in Speech, Occupational, and developmental Therapies in Grayslake and McHenry with the shared goal of helping kids reach their greatest potential. They will be on site for each event with activities for your kids and staff to talk with parents about the resources they have available and the services they provide.
Stop #1: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 ~ 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SportsCenter Round Lake Area Park District
We are joining the RLAPD for their Passport to Fun Series! On this day they are hosting a Water Carnival with the Child Developmental Center. They will have wet and fun games in the field and our partners and we will be set up around the park. Look for our profile on the playground coming soon!
Stop #2: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lake County Responding to Hunger Touch-a-Truck at the Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake
Go Big! We’re partnering with the Lake County Chapter of the American Public Works Association for Lake County’s Largest Touch-a-Truck event! Bring a canned food item with to fill the truck then roam the aisles and aisles of big trucks and construction vehicles gathered at the fairgrounds parking lot.
Stop #3: Wednesday, July 31 6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Hunt Club Park, Gurnee Park District
Fun for the whole family! We’re joining the Gurnee Park District for Neighborhood Nights. That’s right working parents two evening playdates for you to enjoy this year! The Park District will have games and activities in addition to this fun park and our partners.
Stop #4: Friday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mchenry Parks & Recreation Safety Town
Step right up and get your kids ready for riding back to school or the neighborhood with a morning at Safety Town! Children will have the opportunity to travel around the “town” – we’ll have some of our signature trikes as well as parks department trikes, bigger kids can bring their own bikes – don’t forget a helmet!
Stop #5: Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Engle Memorial Park, Lindenhurst Park District
For our final act, we’ll take you to the brand spanking new Engle Memorial Park. This brand new playground is located right outside the Lippert Community Center and has plenty of fun for everyone! We’ll be joined by fan-favorite Busy Brains Children Museum.
We’re packing in the fun on this tour with our official play partner Goliath Sports. They will be sending their Phlat Ball, a unique sports toy that transforms from a flying disc to a catchable ball for every playdate. As a bonus one registered attendee will take home their own brand new Phlat Ball at each playdate.
All that fun is sure to work up an appetite. Our friends at GoGo squeeZ will again be fueling the fun with their on the go all natural applesauce pouches. GoGo squeeZ pouches are the perfect snacks to fuel your kids’ adventures. All of their pouches are made without preservatives and artificial ingredients.
FREE registration for our every stop will be required – remember you need to be pre-registered to be entered for prizes! Be on the lookout for the announcement or join our mailing list. E-subscribers never miss a thing and have the latest news delivered directly to their inbox.
Will be adding more activities and surprises so check back often! Save the dates because this is going to be The Greatest Summer!
Disclosure: Pediatric Interactions and Therapeutic Links are the presenting sponsors of the 2019 Playground Tour: The Greatest Summer! Additional co-sponsors have received promotional consideration in exchange for payment and/or trade in kind. Interested in joining us on tour or at another event? Contact us today.