May 20, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mills Park 1111 East William Street Carson City, Nevada

The community is invited to Mills Park from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, May 20, 2023 for the 5th annual Kids to Parks Day event here in Carson City! The celebration will include music, food, outdoor activities from local organizations, educational booths, the Junior Park Ranger Olympics, and Junior Park Ranger Bike Races! The whole community is invited to join in on this fun day of outdoor play! Schedule of Events: 10:00am - Mayor Lori Bagwell will read the Kids to Parks Day 2023 official Proclamation and start the day 10:15am - Jr Park Ranger Olympics Official Start 10:30am - Jr Park Ranger Bike Races Official Start 12:00pm - University of Nevada 4-H Dog Club agility demonstration 1:00pm - Jr Park Ranger Bike Races final Race and winners awarded 1:30pm - Jr Park Ranger Olympics end and winners awarded 2:00pm - Kids to Parks Day event ends, kids encouraged to visit other parks and keep celebrating the day 4:00pm – Wheelhouse Best Trick Competition Ends The Junior Ranger Olympics will be a fun obstacle course consisting of 5 stages that’ll test Carson City Junior Park Rangers on the skills they need to become a future Park Ranger. Skills that will be tested include Packing a backpack, trail maintenance, physical agility, map and brochure sorting, first aid, and navigation. The course will kick off at 10:15am and will award fastest times at 1:30pm. It’s open to kids in grade levels 1st-3rd and 4th-6th. Prizes will be given to all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the two age groups. Beginning at 10:30am, Kids will be able to visit the Jr Ranger Bike Races station run by the Carson High School Senators Cycling Team to log the best time around the bike track. Kids can attempt as many times as possible to move up the leader board throughout the day. Kids may bring their own bike or check-out a bike depending on availability. The races end at 1:00pm. The Jr Ranger with the best time of the day will be awarded a brand-new Diamondback Bicycle donated by Bike Smith. The Wheel House will be hosting a Best Trick Competition at the skate park. They will be providing music for the event and setting up skating obstacles. They will also be conducting trick competitions and giving away prizes. Kids can begin signing up at 10:00am. Bone Appetit Bar-B-Que Grill will be offering food and drinks for the event and will have a special kid’s menu exclusively for Kids to Parks Day. Scoups Ice Cream & Soup Bar will also be offering ice cream options. The Carson City Railroad Association will be operating the Carson & Mills Railroad throughout the day on the 1.5 miles of track laid out around Mills Park. Find the railroad station off Seely Loop next to the Marv Teixeira Pavilion entrance. Other booths and activities will include: America First Credit Union, Backcountry Horsemen of Nevada, Battle Born Home Health, Carson City Health and Human Services, Carson City Library, Click Bond, Computer Corps, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, The Greenhouse Project, Grocery Outlet, Messy Kids Art School, Salvation Army, Tazmanian Boxing, University of Nevada 4-H Clubs, and W.O.L.F! Special thanks to all the businesses that are supporting this event through donations: Bike Smith, Bike Habitat, Defy Sparks, Lisa Huffman, Nevada State Parks, Play it Again Sports, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.

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