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‘Family Fun Day’ to be Held at Bluemont Park

by Katie Pyzyk April 26, 2012 at 10:45 am 4,684 36 Comments

The whole family can enjoy the outdoors on Saturday, during “Family Fun Day” at Bluemont Park.

The Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation is joining up with PBS Kids to provide the event. Activities include art projects, a nature treasure hunt, relay races, moon bounces and bingo. There will also be an opportunity to get up close and personal with live snakes, turtles and lizards.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy together. There will also be a $3 lunch available for purchase, which includes a hot dog, chips and a drink.

Be sure to watch the weather if you plan on attending, because if there’s inclement weather the event will be cancelled. If it is cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.

The event runs from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Timing for each of the activities can be found online. For more information, contact Kevin Clements at 703-228-4729 or [email protected]

  • drax

    Family Fun Dayisphere!

    • Josh S


      I wonder if anyone can get a dig in at the trolley?

      • Patrick

        I must have missed where it said this will annually cost the county in the millions to fund?

        • drax

          It all adds up. Total parks budget is in the millions, ya know.

  • Quoth the Raven

    Will there be bocce ball?

    • DarkHeart

      If it rains, those bocce balls will sink a foot underground.

  • Corey

    Yeah, “Family Fun Day” sounds great and all, but the people in this neighborhood don’t like this being shoved down our throats. Do you know what kind of people are drawn to free events? What about our property values?

    • alex1138

      What kind of people? My son and I? Its a free park to begin with. The smithsonian is free, what kind of people go there? It won’t do anything to your property values. You can relax.

      • drax
        • sarcastic bastard

          that’s very funny

          • drax

            Right. Sure it is.

      • Quoth the Raven

        I think Corey was kidding –

        • sunflower

          we need a sarcasm font for some people…

          • alex1138

            What do you mean by “Some People”?!?

          • sunflower

            all people some of the time, “some people” all the time

          • alex1138

            well said 🙂

  • nom de guerre

    Speaking of lunch, Sam’s Corner daily special is local, free range braised diced pork belly topped with a julienne of daikon radish and baby carrots infused with rice vinegar and ginger on a Mantou (Chinese Steamed Bun) with a Siracha Provencal aioli.

    • karzai

      Provencale …

      • Alt 0231


        • Maria


          • nom de guerre

            will be featured next week in at least one daily special.

  • DarkHeart

    I wonder if the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile will make another appearance?


    • drax

      Is that another masturbation joke?

  • WeiQiang

    Weren’t those wiener guys playing ultimate frisbee?… I’d like to introduce ‘Ultimate Bocce’, throwing the balls instead of rolling them.

  • Elmer

    As an event, I would like to suggest cow paddy bingo. Fun for the whole family and uses all natural product.
    Doggie poop must be picked up and disposed of but I didn’t see anything forbidding “other than pet waste.”

  • MC

    Snakes, turtles and lizards – even live ones – aren’t persons. Guess people will have to settle getting personal with other people attending.

    • drax

      Get reptilian with them instead?

      • sunflower

        to each according to his needs

        • drax

          That’s what she said.

          • sunflower



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