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Greenleaf State Park Discovery Center set to host weekend of fun activities

Friday, July 15, 2022 - Sky high gas prices have left many without a choice but to take a staycation this year. With children at home for the summer, many parents may be looking for inexpensive but enjoyable activities for their children to take part in before the start of a new school year. If you can relate, then look no further because Greenleaf State Park Discovery Center has a fun-filled weekend planned for July 15, 16 and 17.

On Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m., meet at Greenleaf State Park’s office for a guided hike on the paved family fun trail and enjoy learning about the park’s history. During the hike, guests will be informed about plants and discover many animals along the way.

At 2 p.m., visitors can stop by the Discovery Center to create their very own bracelets and necklaces. Later, at 4 p.m., kids can pick out their favorite design to have painted on their faces at the nature center.

On Saturday, July 16, you can expect more adventures with a sun catcher craft beginning at 11 a.m. at the nature center. In addition, free play cornhole will be held in front of the discovery center at 2 p.m., followed by tie-dyed beach towels at 4 p.m. Those attending the tie-dye activity will need to make sure to bring their own beach towel.

On Sunday, July 17, the fun will wrap up after one last day of excitement. At 11 a.m., a fun outdoor event featuring balloon splatter painting will be held before the nature bookmarks event begins at 1 p.m.

The nature bookmarks will have visitors outdoors collecting items they will need to complete this unique craft. The last activity for the weekend is popsicle stick smores, which will take place at 3 p.m. This is a delightful summer craft that everyone will enjoy at the nature center.

The only cost families will experience is for on-site parking, making this an affordable weekend for the entire family. So, pack up a picnic and grab the kiddos to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of outdoor activities, learning, and crafts.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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