ParkARTS Children’s Rec Fest returns to Franklin Park August 16

     Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite city youth to come celebrate the summer at the 2022 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Rec Fest on Tuesday, August 16 at Franklin Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit to learn more.

     Children and families from throughout Boston have the opportunity to participate in a variety of free activities from various exhibitors including Rosalita’s Marionette Puppets, “Bubble Guy” Jim Dichter, ParkARTS arts and crafts, and face painting. The event will showcase active sports and play with exciting inflatable attractions such as the All-In-One Sports Arena, a family Zumba class, and hands-on clinics hosted by sports professionals teaching tennis, baseball, and soccer skills. The event will also include free treats and giveaways from HP Hood LLC, Driscoll Berries, and Polar Beverages.

     New England Dairy, a non-profit education organization that serves as the voice of local dairy farmers will be on site to celebrate all things dairy – farming, food, nutrition, and wellness. Stop by their Mobile Dairy Bar to enjoy specialty milk flavors while learning about healthy eating and physical activity.

     The location of the festival is at 25 Pierpont Road in Roxbury near the rear entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo. By MBTA, take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the Zoo. By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Avenue, Seaver Street, or Circuit Drive. Ample free parking is available and the park is ADA compliant.

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