As a child, do you remember the fascination felt upon seeing a bulldozer at work? A fire truck zoom by with it’s lights on and sirens blaring? A tractor pulling crops? Trucks and other vehicles sparked hours of play for children across the country. On April 6th, 2013, the Playful City USA community of Safety Harbor, Florida will host the first annual Truck-N-Play Play Day.
A play day inspired by trucks and the fun they bring, almost 2,000 children and community members are expected to attend. Truck-N-Play Day was inspired by Safety Harbor’s successful city tradition of Touch A Truck Day, where children could interact with a number of interesting vehicles. Safety Harbor wanted to take a successful, well attended, and sought after event and combine it with a brand new Play Day. By combining events, Safety Harbor will reach a larger crowd to spread the importance of Play and celebration their Playful City USA recognition.
About the Event: The Truck-N-Play Day will feature different Play Zones for children to enjoy. Zones include a jump rope station, bubbles, shoe golf, face painting, arts and crafts, and hopscotch. To go with the theme of the day, there will be a construction Play Zone and a Sand Pit to encourage use of the trucks. The event will help build the imagination of children in the community, promote social interaction, and physical development.