June 9, 1:00pm-4:00pm – Herb Garden Workshop
New! Be earth friendly ~ reuse materials to make your very own small herb garden! Take home a small garden of favorite kitchen herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme, etc. Age 10-up; $10/person; must pre-register, call 770.831.4173. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com. Code GPCC14260
GCPR has a number of summer events planned to promote water safety.
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center will be a host location for the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 14 from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost for this event is $3/person for Gwinnett County residents and $6 for non-residents. This world-wide event builds awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim in order to help prevent drowning. On July 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center, GCPR will host “Splash and Bash,” where families can learn swim safety tips while enjoying wacky games and prizes. Regular pool admission applies for this event.
GCPR also supports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Pool Safety: Simple Steps Saves Lives campaign, which educates the public about pool safety. The campaign reminds citizens to:
- · Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water
- · Teach children basic water safety tips
- · Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapment
- · Have a telephone close by when you or your family are using a pool or spa
- · If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
- · Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors
All GCPR pools are accessible for people with disabilities and offer safe, supervised swimming environment for patrons of all ages. For more information on swim lessons, details about GCPR aquatic centers or other planned events, visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
New! ● Grand Re-Opening Celebration – Spring Break Family Kick Off ● March 31 ● Free admission!
10:00am to 4:00pm. Save your gas, and enjoy a fun stay-cation in Gwinnett! This all day, fun filled family event where you can play horse shoes, basketball, and other fun activities! Plus a special Yard Sale, giant inflatables, carnival games, bike safety rodeo, live music, trolley rides, human gyroscope, sports demonstrations, crazy hair and much more! All ages. $20/yard sale booth.
Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Call 770.822.5414.
October 29, 5:00-8:00pm – Haunted Halloween Festival
It’s a Haunted Halloween festival complete with crafts, games, costume contest, haunted hay house, hay ride, and more! For older kids, there’s a walk-through dark attraction filled with live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters. All ages, pre-registration required; $5/person, call 770.723.9516. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Register here
October 29, 2:30 or 4:00pm – Spooktacular Dance & Play Party
Come dressed up in a costume, play dance games, have a snack and make a “spooky” craft. Parents join us for a short “Spooktacular” performance the last 10 minutes. $10/person, pre-registration required, call 770.614.2060. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Ages 3-5, 2:30-4:00pm: Register here or ages 6-10, 4:00-5:30pm: Register here