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Kids to Parks event postponed in Lafayette

Posted at 10:00 AM, May 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-19 11:21:11-04

Lafayette Consolidated Government says that the Kids to Parks event scheduled for Sunday has been postponed.

The postponing of the event is due to severe weather in the area Sunday morning. LCG says that organizers hope to reschedule with better weather to show off the area parks.

The day of outdoor play was part of Kids to Parks Day organized by the National Park Trust.

The event which was scheduled for Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., invited Lafayette families and friends to Beaver Park for a day of activity and entertainment.

Lafayette’s Kids to Parks Day is one of more than 1,000 park events taking place across the country encouraging children to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure close to home.

The Lafayette event was scheduled to include a showcase of recreation and cultural activities such as tennis, bocce ball, dance, field day activities, BBQ, snowballs, live music and more.

More on the actual event is below. 

Families are invited to start their experience at Jean Lafitte National Park with free parking and free admission to the center. Families who pick up their free Kids to Parks Day t-shirt at the Beaver Park BBQ Pavilion will get free admission into Vermilionville for self-guided village tours, kayaking lessons in Petit Bayou and admission to the Bal du Dimanche featuring live music with the Babineaux Sisters.

Free t-shirts are available for pick up starting at 10 a.m. at the Beaver Park BBQ Pavilion near the tennis courts, while supplies last. Boat tours will also be available for $5 per person at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Vermilionville.

The event is free and open to the public of all ages, however, no pets are allowed

The event is hosted by Councilwoman Nanette Cook, Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Parks and Recreation Department, CREATE Lafayette, Vermilionville and Jean Lafitte National Park.

A map of Beaver Park is below

Beaver Park Map / Courtesy of LCG