Worldwide Day of Play 2015

You know we love to play and encourage families to get outside and PLAY! This weekend at parks around our area there will be events and activities to celebrate just that at the Worldwide day of Play! Started in 2004 by Nickelodeon the day is set to encourage children to get outside and play as a way to combat childhood obesity.

NICKELODEON WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY LOGO

Saturday September 19

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Gurnee
Viking Park will be the site for games galore! There will be pickleball, badminton, ping pong, shuffleboard, tether ball, basketball, tennis, and a Gaga Pit. There will be games and scavenger hunts as well as crafts. Event is weather dependent.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Vernon Hills 
Put down the iPad, turn off the X-Box, and come out to Century Park North for an afternoon of unplugged play time! Park District staff will lead some old-school picnic games including sack races, hula hoop contests, egg toss and several other games and activities available.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Waukegan
The Field House Sports and Fitness Center will host fun sports, contests, games, crafts and healthy snacks. Parents must stay on site with children 7 and younger.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Glencoe
Takiff Center will host a “monumental day of play” including crafts, games, sports and wellness programs all set to reinforce the message: Get Up, Get Out and Go Play!

 

Saturday September 26

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Glenview
Kohl Children’s Museum and Imagination Playground will come together for a special Worldwide Day of Play in their Habitat Park. Let imaginations sour as kids create whatever they want our of Imagination playground’s large blue blocks. Standard admission rates apply.

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  1. Vernon Hills also has a worldwide day of play.

    SEPTEMBER 19 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Free
    Put down the iPad, turn off the X-Box, and come out to Century Park North for afternoon of unplugged play time! Park District staff will lead some old-school picnic games including sack races, hula hoop contests, and the ever popular egg toss! (Sorry, no lawn darts!) There will also be several other games and activities available.

    No registration necessary. Just come to the park and be ready to play!

    If there is inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

    DETAILS
    Date:
    September 19
    Time:
    11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Cost: Free
    VENUE
    Century Park North
    1401 Indianwood Drive
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
    Phone: 847-996-6800

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