'Rec on the Go’ program brings free children activities to area parks

The four-week program offers pop up activities in parks in Mankato and Eagle Lake.

'Rec on the Go’ program brings free children activities to area parks

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The City Of Mankato and Eagle Lake are partnering with Mankato Area Public Schools to offer children a free fall “Rec on the Go!" program.

The four-week program brings children activities to parks in Mankato and Eagle Lake.

“On the go means highly flexible, highly mobile, so very small equipment based, team building games, safe distance games, arts and crafts and STEM activities," explained Audra Nissen Boyer, director of community education at Mankato Area Public Schools.

The program also aims to introduce COVID-19 mitigation strategies by teaching personal safety through games, crafts and storytelling.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to register, contact staff at 507-387-5501.

Upcoming times, dates and locations

Mankato:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • September 15 in Erlandson Park, 101 N. Belmont Dr.
  • September 17 in Tourtellotte Park, 310 E. Mabel St.
  • September 22 in Alexander Park, 900 East Main St.
  • September 24 in Highland Park, 950 Warren St.
  • September 29 in Erlandson Park, 101 N. Belmont Dr.
  • October 1 in Tourtellotte Park, 310 E. Mabel St.
  • October 6 in Highland Park, 950 Warren St.
  • October 8 in Alexander Park, 900 East Main St.

Eagle Lake

Fridays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lake Eagle Park- 545 Linda Dr.

  • September 18 and September 25
  • October 2 and October 9

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