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Kids Fest turns Orange Park Town Hall Park into giant playground

By Lee Wardlaw lee@claytodayonline.com
Posted 4/27/23

ORANGE PARK – Town Hall Park was transformed into a giant playground during last weekend’s fun-filled Orange Park Kids Fest.

Hundreds of young and old children were treated to a myriad of …

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Kids Fest turns Orange Park Town Hall Park into giant playground


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ORANGE PARK – Town Hall Park was transformed into a giant playground during last weekend’s fun-filled Orange Park Kids Fest.

Hundreds of young and old children were treated to a myriad of family-friendly attractions during the two-day event at Orange Park Town Hall Park, with children enjoying a robust menu of activities.

Some options for the little ones included exciting thrills like pony rides, miniature golf, sand painting and Tim’s Train Rides – a four-wheeler connected to train cars, with each car holding a carrying capacity of two passengers.

Children rode alongside friends and parents.

The train ride service followed a circular path weaving through the middle of the action at the “small town Disney World” event, harboring a carnival-style atmosphere featuring several entertainment options for the parents and adults.

That included food trucks, business vendors, and nonprofit vendors and more.

As the children played, adults enjoyed the savory smells and sweet eats from a wide-ranging variety of food trucks, with options including barbecue, churros, elephant ears, pizza, sushi, Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and more.

Live music and interactive shows on the stage were offered, with children being encouraged to become part of the action.

Most of the activities, however, were focused on children 12 and younger.

A portion of the town hall’s front lawn was dedicated to a harnessed trampoline, rock climbing wall, inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course to keep children engaged.

The event is a three-time winner of the Bold City Best Award for Best Kids Entertainment.

Some of the children properly nicknamed “Funnest Event in Town,” shared their thoughts regarding their favorite activities. Among the responses included 5-year old Emma Quiroz and 10-year-old Robbie Borland.

Quiroz said the rock-climbing wall and coloring station were her two favorites. “I like it because you can draw whatever you want and pick any color that you want to use,” Quiroz said.

“I really like the bounce house, and the stormtroopers were really cool. I also really enjoyed the (interactive) shows,” Borland said.