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For its third year, Sandy Springs will participate in the National Park Trust’s, National Kids to Park Day, on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. at Hammond Park. The goal of the National Park Trust is to combat both low park attendance and increasing obesity in children, as well as adults.

Activities for all ages will be provided by the City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department and will be held at Hammond Park, located at 705 Hammond Drive. A few activities include: field day races, KidzArt and face painting, water slides, inflatables, music, and much more.

Special guest K9 Seven, the Sandy Springs Police Dog, will be on hand for pats on the head from Kids to Park Day  attendees. The Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Fire Safety House will be on site for families to explore. Admission is free, and activities begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

“Sandy Springs is home to such wonderful parks like Hammond Park and Morgan Falls Overlook Park.  They are perfect venues for families to get outdoors together. We hope that Kids to Park Day serves as a starting point to encourage more healthy outdoor activity,” said Sandy
Springs Mayor Eva Galambos.

The National Park Trust encourages children to venture outside and explore their local parks, while discovering nature and history to energize their next adventure.  National Kids to Park Day is held annually on the third Saturday each May and brings in more than 100,000 families and kids to local parks across the country.

For families who want to make it a weekend of outdoor, park activity, Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks is co-sponsoring the Community Assistance Center (CAC) “Food ‘N Fun Festival” on Sunday, May 19, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Morgan Falls Sports Complex.  The Festival includes a hunger walk and shopping cart parade, games and fitness activities for kids and a food drive to help stock the CAC Food Pantry.

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