On May 20, 2023, the City of Oakland Park, the City of Palm Bay and the Village of Wellington celebrated Kids to Parks Day.
The Oakland Park event took place at City Park. City residents participated in a family-friendly Scavenger Hunt, Fossil Rock Craft project and Sidewalk Chalk Gallery. For community members who hadn’t been to City Park, this event was a way to explore the new facility and solve clues to find an Oaky character.
In Palm Bay, kids participated in a free nature hike. Also, children enjoyed free open gym basketball. One park hosted a giant escape room-style experience where players solved puzzles, completed challenges and joined other teams racing against the clock. A community center held an open house for city instructors to demonstrate their programs. The aquatic center hosted a free Pool Bash with swimming, food trucks, games and a dance party. The celebration concluded with a free Move at the Pool event featuring an outdoor movie.
A grand opening celebration at the exhibit offered the chance to meet many of the artists featured in the “El Arte: Echoes of Cuba” exhibit, listen to salsa music performed by Orquesta INFINIDAD and sample food from downtown’s Hispania Restaurant during a festive, family-friendly event.