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GO DAY - Get Outdoors Day

National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Date: 6/14/2014

Posted by Garden City Recreation Commission on 4/9/2014


Garden City Recreation Commission will host a variety of outdoor activities on

Saturday, June 14, 2014, as part of National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day), the seventh

annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer

opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of

outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands

and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.

  The pilot effort of National Get Outdoors Day was launched on June 14, 2008 and has

 

grown every year. Building on the success of More Kids in the Woods and other

important efforts to connect Americans  and especially children  with nature and

active lifestyles, the USDA Forest Service (FS) and the American Recreation Coalition

(ARC) led an inclusive, nationwide effort focusing on a single day when people would

be inspired and motivated to get outdoors. Last year, over 148 official GO Day sites

across the nation welcomed over 60,000 new faces to the joy and benefits of the great

outdoors.

  GO Day is an outgrowth of the Get Outdoors USA! campaign, which encourages

 

Americans, especially our youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace

our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters. Working with the FS, Get

Outdoors USA! hosted six recreation forums in early 2007 and learned that public lands

were missing the right triggers to capture the attention of todays youth. The GO Day

concept was first tested at the Outdoor Recreation Village at Super Bowl XLII in

Glendale, Arizona, which drew over 100,000 visitors. 

 In Garden City, Kansas were are hosting the following activities as part of this national effort.

  • Chess in the Park, Finnup Park Shelter #1 at 8:30 A.M.
  • Geochache - One Day - look at our website on that day for the coordinates
  • Swim at the Garden city Municipal Outdoor BIG POOL. Admission is $2 per person
  • Movie in the Park at Stevens Park on Main St Downtown Garden City. Free at Dusk.
  • Ball Till U Fall Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, Peebles Complex. Spectators Welcome.
For more information call 620-276-1200. 

 


For more information: http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/