Summer FunFest

Media Invited

Summer FunFest Finale

Friday, July 29, 2016

2 pm to 4 pm

Woodrow Wilson Park

3235 Otto Street


Members of the media are invited to join in the fun as participants in the Summer FunFest celebrate the conclusion of five weeks of youth programming in six city parks with an Extravaganza Event. Refreshments will be served while campers receive awards, Park Directors share stories, and a photographic timeline is presented.

Mayor Hicks-Hudson directed her staff to use city parks as locations to bring community programming to the neighborhoods where people live. Hicks-Hudson is a strong proponent of providing worthwhile activities to positively engage our youth and keep them on track for success. On Friday the kids will continue soccer clinics, bounce in inflatable houses, and conduct science experiments to showcase all of the fun experienced during the Summer FunFest.

Seven college interns received a grant-funded stipend to provide meaningful summer engagement for more than 250 young people from noon to 4 pm each week day.

“Summer FunFest embodies my mantra that we can accomplish much more together than we can on our own,” said Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. Summer FunFest was developed by the Division of Parks, Recreation & Forestry in collaboration with the Toledo Youth Commission, Environmental Services, Toledo Police and Toledo Fire & Rescue Departments, Department of Public Utilities and a host of local partners, including:

Air Extreme

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo

American Red Cross

Celtics Soccer Club

Bingo Dog Training

Famed Studios

Feed Lucas County Children

Imagination Station

JJ Express

Ohio State Extension

Partners in Education

Planned Parenthood

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Toledo Zoo

Summer FunFest was made possible by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association
and through the support of the City of Toledo Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.

Posted by Janet Schroeder on Friday, July 29, 2016.