Thank you to the hundreds of community members who came out this year to help celebrate the Big Day of Play!
On Saturday, Aug. 17, families and community members were out in full force at Rainier Community Center and Playfields shooting hoops, showing off their pickleball skills, dancing to hip hop, getting their heart pumping with Zumba, rock climbing, bouncing on inflatables, running in sack races, watching cultural performances, and much more! In fact, this year community members averaged 3,262 steps at the event!
All of these fun health and physical fitness activities were part of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play, our annual, signature event dedicated to celebrating Seattle’s diversity and encouraging neighbors, communities and families to have fun, build relationships and be active together. The Big Day of Play also featured a variety of water activities for community members to try at the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, including stand up paddle boarding, rowing and sailing.
This year, community volunteers donated over 137 hours of time to help make this event possible! And Seattle Parks and Recreation staff volunteered over 735 hours! Volunteers helped with event set up and take down, greeting and surveying guests, monitoring field and water activities, and more!
At Seattle Parks and Recreation, our mission is to support Healthy People, a Healthy Environment, and Strong Communities. The Big Day of Play not only encourages community members to get moving and connect with neighbors, it also strives to be a zero-waste event.
See more Big Day of Play pictures here.