By Suzi West /
Lenawee Great Start is once again hosting its annual Popsicles in the Park this summer. What is Popsicles in the Park? Well, yes, it does include popsicles, but it is so much more than that. Popsicles in the Park not only includes a nice, cold frozen treat, but also includes fun, friendship skills, and information.
Like its name states, Popsicles in the Park offers free popsicles in various parks around the county during the summer months. It is a chance to get out with your family and get some fresh air while playing at one of our many parks and playgrounds in the county. In addition to the joy of fresh air and summertime sun, it is a way for families to connect with each other and share resources and stories about raising children. Popsicles in the Park is a great way to learn about Lenawee Great Start, which promotes family events, distributes early childhood information, and encourages all of Lenawee County’s greatest assets, our children, to reach their potential and be prepared for school success. Finally, it is a great way for your kids to play with other kids and meet some new friends!
So come on out and join for some summer fun at one or all of our sites:
- May 30th we are at Bachmayer Park in Blissfield for our Inclusive Day of Play with Autism Hope and Michigan Alliance for Families from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. This is a huge playground with something for everyone and you won’t want to miss the fun to be had!
- June 16th we are at Tate Park in Clinton from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- June 20th we are at Cal Zorn Park in Tecumseh from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget your sunscreen, suit, and towel as the splash pad will cool everyone down.
- July 16th we are at Wakefield Park in Morenci from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- July 22 we are the Britton Elementary Playground from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
- July 23 we are at the Onsted Village Park from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
- Our last Popsicles in the Park will take place in Hudson at the Will Carlton Park from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Suzi West is a Parent Liaison for Lenawee Great Start who also works as a facilitator for Early On of Michigan. She has lived in Adrian for 8 years and has an early childhood degree from CMU. She has three children (ages 9, 7, & 5) and is passionate about supporting our youngest learners to be successful in school.