In addition to activities ranging from art, science, sport, puzzles and reading there will also be live performances from the Vancouver Community Band and the Metropolitan Performing Arts
Columbia Play Project is hosting the first annual Family Play Day at Vancouver Waterfront Park on June 24, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event is free to attend and will feature 26 booths with games and fun activities for kids of all ages, abilities and interests.
In addition to activities ranging from art, science, sport, puzzles and reading there will also be live performances from the Vancouver Community Band and the Metropolitan Performing Arts. Throughout the day, children will have an opportunity to perform their favorite songs or dances on stage as well.
Pupu Shave Ice and Nomad Coffee will be on hand with refreshments. Burgerville will have a booth to distribute seed packets and coupons for free sundaes at their local restaurants.
Sponsors of this inaugural event include the City of Vancouver Parks & Recreation, Waste Connections, Burgerville, Family Solutions, EOCF, Cowlitz Tribal Foundation and the AC Hotel.
Columbia Play Project is an intentionally planned project designed to expand exploratory play options to children and families throughout our communities. Exploratory play grows healthy children and vibrant communities. The Columbia Play Project exists to be a hub where all families can safely engage, connect, explore and ignite their imaginations.
Columbia Play Project has a three-phase plan to create exploratory play activities focused on the themes Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math. Phase I, launched in December 2021, and included a play-kit called “Welcome to the Ecosystem.” Phase II, a Mobile Children’s Museum, began serving Clark County in September 2022. The Mobile Children’s Museum allows a children’s museum to set-up indoors or outdoors and is available for rental by schools, preschools, clubs, organizations, businesses or anyone. Phase III is a full-scale bricks and mortar exploratory play space with indoor and outdoor play areas, permanent and rotating exhibits, a variety of laboratories, a makerspace and a curated children’s library. www.columbiaplayproject.org
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