Get active this summer with the City of Natchitoches Portable Park Program

The City of Natchitoches Portable Park program will begin operation April 30, so get ready to get active with fun games and activities for the whole family. Earn prizes, get healthy, meet your neighbors, or get your own Portable Park shirt by signing up to be a volunteer!

Portable Park is part of Ready, Set, Go: the City’s initiative to improve the health and wellness of residents. GO outside and play with Portable Park, which offers games, exercise equipment and activities for free that are lead by Coach De.

Each week features a different fun-filled theme. This year there’s more toddler toys, large board games and other fun activities. “There’s something for all ages,” said City Youth Program Coordinator De’Andrea “Coach De” Sanders. “We’ve got games and activities for people from 2 to 92.”

Compete against your friends or team up to play group games! Activities and games include yoga, archery, water balloon games, relay races, cup stacking, yard pong, huge scrabble, huge dominos and more.

“I’m excited to see how quick the kids adapt and master the new games and equipment we’ve added to the Portable Park” said Coach De. “Portable Park keeps growing and has acquired a large following of regulars who enjoy coming back each time we set up in their neighborhood.”

SCHEDULE:

Portable Park runs from 3:30-5:30 pm on the following days

Welcome to Summer:
April 30 at Pierson & Mallet Park on East Fifth Street
May 2 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Mommy and Me:
May 7 at Pierson & Mallet Park
May 9 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Battle of the Balls:
May 14 at Pierson & Mallet Park
May 16 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Cup Wars:
May 21 at Pierson & Mallet Park
May 23 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Road Runners:
May 28 at Pierson & Mallet Park
May 30 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Water Balloon Wars:
June 4 at Pierson & Mallet Park
June 6 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Daddy Day:
June 11 at Pierson & Mallet Park
June 13 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Target Practice:
June 18 at Pierson & Mallet Park
June 20 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Carnival:
June 25 at Pierson & Mallet Park
June 27 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Red, White and Blue:
July 2 at Pierson & Mallet Park
July 4 (Closed for Holiday)

Field Day:
July 9 at Pierson & Mallet Park
July 11 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

Waterslide:
July 16 at Pierson & Mallet Park
July 18 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

The Park Hop:
July 23 at Pierson & Mallet Park
July 25 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

The Last Splash:
July 31 at Pierson & Mallet Park
August 2 at Ross Williams Park on Dean Street

For more information call (318) 214-7911

This project is funded through a Healthy Behaviors Program Grant from The Rapides Foundation. The Healthy Behaviors Program Grant funds projects which have a focus on healthy eating, active living, or prevention of tobacco use, substance or alcohol abuse. To learn more about grant funding from The Rapides Foundation, visit www.rapidesfoundation.org, and click on “Grants.”