LAKEWOOD, WA — When the gates open at ten o‚Äôclock on September 13th, Lakewold Gardens will turn over its ten acres to budding garden and nature lovers everywhere. Now in its fourth year, Community Kids Day at Lakewold Gardens hosts hundreds of children and their families who will have the opportunity to explore a variety of fun and educational booths and activities presented by local organizations. Admission to the event is $1 or one new or gently used children‚Äôs book to benefit Communities in Schools of Lakewood, an organization that promotes readiness to learn and success in life for children through its free programs.
In addition to garden related arts and crafts, Community Kids Day will feature a wide variety of activities presented by partnering organizations:
- Live animal and hands-on bio-fact display by the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
- Girl Scout Arts and Crafts by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington
- Origami Memory Boxes by BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children
- Child Identification Kit by the Kiwanis Club of Clover Park
- Wheel of Safety by the Lakewood Fire District 2
- Voting is Cool information by the Pierce County Auditor
- Habitat Golf by the Tacoma Nature Center & Tahoma Audubon Society
- Hand Washing Test by the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department
Free shuttles will run during the event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to safely bring families to the event from the nearby parking lot.
Sponsorship for Community Kids Day is generously provided by The News Tribune, Key Bank, Dwyer Pemberton & Coulson, and Pacific Air Systems.
Lakewold Gardens is a ten acre, non-profit public garden located at 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive, in Lakewood, WA. General Admission: Adults $5, Seniors/Students/Military $3, Members and children 12 and under Free. Guided tours offered with advance reservation. Open year-round for tours; April-September, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ‚Äì winter hours vary, please call ahead (253) 584-4106 or visit www.lakewoldgardens.org.