Free event Aug. 17 at Rainier Community Center and Playfield; water activities at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center
Big Day of Play
is a celebration of our city’s diversity, and it encourages neighbors,
communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active
together. Big Day of Play will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. at Rainier Playfield and Rainier Community Center in southeast Seattle
(3700 S. Alaska St.). The event is completely free and includes activities for
all ages and abilities.
“The Big Day of Play
is our signature event showcasing all
that Seattle Parks and Recreation, as
well as our partners,
have to offer as we help Seattle residents live healthy and active lives
while building community and connecting with others. This free event is
open to all, and I hope everyone can join us to experience just how
much fun there is to be had in our parks and
open spaces!”, said Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent.
The event will
showcase active recreation booths and activities, including basketball,
wheelchair rugby, goal ball, adaptive play equipment, rainbow bingo and much
more. Community members can also enjoy cultural music and dance presentations
throughout the day. Discover your inner athlete while enjoying the sounds,
smells and foods from a range of communities.
we are inviting everyone to hop down to Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center to
try out sailing, rowing and stand-up paddle boarding.
The Big Day of Play is presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Get Moving Initiative, which supports local groups in offering innovative and culturally relevant events and projects to increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities that serve under-resourced communities. Funding for the Get Moving Initiative is provided by the Seattle Park District.
This year’s Big
Day of Play sponsors include the Associated Recreation Council, Seattle
Children’s Hospital, Sound Credit Union, Bartell Drugs, Lowe’s, and Zevia.
interested in volunteering or participating as a vendor at Big Day of Play,
please visit https://www.bigdayofplay.org/volunteer.
transportation is available – more information here.