Lake Charles to join National Kids to Parks Day

By By Jordan Gribble / Special to the American Press

The city of Lake Charles will mark the National Park Trust’s third annual National Kids to Parks Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,

May 18, at Millennium Park, on Bord Du Lac Drive.

“This event is just encouraging the

community, families and kids to get out and go to a park,” said Mayor

Randy Roach. “We’ve

got several parks throughout the city, some really nice parks such

as Lock and Millennium. It just highlights that we’ve got

places around the community that people can get out and enjoy.”

Roach said children who frequent parks will grow into healthy adults, and he encourages them to get out of the house and into

the sunshine to run around.

The Millennium Park event will include face painting, fun jumps, an appearance by Gumbeaux Gator, a tricycle race, train rides,

a chicken run, bowling and a DJ.

National Kids to Parks Day participants can sign up at www.kidstoparks.org to be counted toward the event’s national tally.