GO DAY - Get Outdoors Day
National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.
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
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: http://www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/