splash pad at Kiwanis Park

Celebrate National Day of Play with this Kiwanis Park Event

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Now that school is back in session, more than ever, you know the kids are ready for an entire day of play! That’s why it’s essential that you don’t miss out on the National Day of Play at Kiwanis Park on Saturday, September 15 from 11 am to 2 pm. Presented by the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department, this is one event that is sure to be an absolute blast for the entire family. On this National Day of Play, the kiddos will be able to do just that – play! But that’s not all, along with exciting games and activities, there will be a touch-a-truck, trackless train, arts and crafts, and, of course, food for every appetite.

Get Ready for Endless Family Fun at the Kiwanis Park in Hickory, NC

While National Day of Play is scheduled to go from 11 am until 2 pm, you and the family can stick around afterward for even more playtime at Kiwanis Park. Now including the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground and a splash pad, you can let the children get wet and wild while cooling off. This splash pad first opened in July of 2016 thanks to the City of Hickory, the Hickory Kiwanis Club, and the Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club, and ever since, it has been a huge hit with the entire community. With a non-slip surface, your kids can play around, get sprayed, dive under streams of water, run through the mist, and simply have a great time splashing around in the water.

Along with a splash pad for everlasting fun, there are also countless other activities with amenities like a tennis court, basketball court, baseball fields, horseshoe pits, and even a walking trail. Parents, of course, appreciate the onsite picnic tables and convenient bathrooms. Plus, you’ll be glad to know that the park is tailored to children with special needs.

Don’t Miss the National Day of Play at Kiwanis Park

While being held at the Kiwanis Park Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground located at 805 6th Street SE, Hickory, NC, it’s perfectly convenient for families all around the Hickory area.  This family-friendly event will take place rain or shine, so be sure to get to the National Day of Play no matter what the weather holds. You can be sure this will be an event your family will be talking about for days to come.

The Kiwanis Splash Pad is Ready for Summer

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The splash pad at Kiwanis Park in Hickory is officially opened for the season, making now the perfect time to get the kids out for some water play and cool off from the heat. Located at 805 6th Street SE, the splash pad is right by the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground and Kiwanis Park baseball fields.

If you haven’t been yet, you should know that this splash pad is a blast, for kids and even adults. All the elements of the splash pad, like the giant dumping buckets and water jail, allow the kids to run under, run through, and sit underneath the water, keeping them entertained for hours.

While the kids are playing around, you can sit in the shade in the pavilion and easily keep an eye on them. Once they’re done at the splash pad, there’s a playground right beside it, along with the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground right up the hill where they can continue the fun. Oh, and did we mention the bathrooms are close by and clean? That’s a perk with any family.

So Many Kiwanis Park Activities

While a lot of people specifically go to enjoy the splash pad, the Kiwanis Park has a ton more activities the whole family can enjoy, like tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and walking trails. With all the energy exerted, you’re bound to get hungry, and that’s when you’ll appreciate the grills and picnic tables located on the park, so be sure to bring some hot dogs and buns for a fun, easy meal.

Made Possible by the City and Local Kiwanis Clubs

First opening in July of 2016, the splash pad continues to be a favorite spot in the community, and a few local organizations are to thank. Along with the City of Hickory, the Hickory Kiwanis Club and Western Catawba County Kiwanis Club partnered together to build the Kiwanis Park Splash Pad.

The Kiwanis Club strongly believes in giving kids opportunities to learn, be curious, and to thrive, and creating places where they can go have fun in their community is one reason they raised the funds to build this splash pad. The idea actually came about when the Club was looking for a way to celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2015. They wanted to celebrate with a project that would have a big impact on the local Hickory community, and most would agree, that goal was more than accomplished.

Take the kids out for some fun on the splash pad today, and you can take our word for it, they’re sure to be exhausted by the time you leave!