MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Oklahoma City events planned
Following is a rundown of Memorial Day weekend openings and activities hosted by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department:
Summer Kickoff family festival
The festival includes a carnival, photo booth, soccer and basketball contests, fishing fun, performing arts and fitness demos, face painting, a bike safety rodeo, and art activities. Children can collect activity stamps and redeem them for a prize. Police and fire departments will be on hand with their Touch A Truck program. The free festival is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Will Rogers Park, 3201 N Grand Blvd.
Oklahoma City’s two family aquatic centers open this weekend, with special first-day admission rates on Saturday. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Regular summer hours begin May 30. The Earlywine Family Aquatic Center is at SW 119 and May Avenue and Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center is at 3201 N Grand Blvd. Rates are $3 on Saturday and $6 on Sunday and Monday.
The following playgrounds feature interactive water toys, misters, fountains and other amenities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Locations are Douglass Park, 901 N Frederick Douglass Avenue; E.B. Jeffrey Park, 4432 NW 16; Harvest Hills Park, 8235 NW 104; Lippert Park, 5500 S Shartel; Macklanburg Park, 11700 N Stratford; McCracken Park, 425 SE 64; McKinley Park, 1300 N McKinley; Melrose Park, NW 5 and Council Road; Minnis Lakeview Park, 12518 NE 36; North Highland Park, 301 NW 81; Reed Park, 1217 N May; Schilling Park, 537 SE 25; Sellers Park, SW 82nd and Villa; Taylor Park, 1113 SW 70; Wiley Post Park, SW 17 & Robinson; and Youngs Park, SW 44 & Youngs. Admission is free.
William Crum, Staff Writer