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New Program Encourages Outdoor Fun for Families

Friday February 8, 2013

Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is encouraging families to put away those cell phones and electronic games–just for a while–and enjoy time together in the great outdoors through a new program: FOX – Families Outside X-ploring!

The first FOX event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, February 16 at Waverly Park, which features a fishing lake, hiking trails, playground, and picnic areas.

Throughout the year, a trained naturalist will guide families on an exploration in different Metro parks, offering a chance to trek through forests, fields, lakes, ponds, and along the Ohio River.  Children can play and experience nature just like their parents and grandparents once did – hiking, catching pond ‘critters’, searching for animal tracks, building forts, playing in leaves, and getting muddy! 

The fee for FOX is $8 for a family of up to four members ($5 for each additional member) and pre-registration is required.  Deadline to register is February 15.

For more information and to register, call: 502-368-5404.  Bring water bottles and dress for the weather.  Participants will be outside for the duration of the event.

Complete 2013 FOX schedule:

February 16    9 a.m. to Noon    Winter in Waverly Park
Features fishing lake, hiking trails, playground, and picnic areas.

April 20    9 a.m. to Noon    Spring in Jefferson Memorial Forest
Features pond, hiking trail, Nature Explore Classroom, nature center, and picnic areas.

August 17    9 a.m. to Noon    Summer in Riverview Park
Features Ohio River, playground, sprayground, picnic areas, wooded area

November 16    9 a.m. to Noon    Fall in Vettiner Park
Features fishing lake, wooded area, playground, picnic areas.

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