LARGO — Put away the TV, video games and other electronics and head to Largo Central Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 for the third annual “Playing! Unplugged...Just What the Doctor Ordered.”
The city’s Recreation, Parks & Arts Department is teaming with local businesses and medical professionals to emphasize the importance of free play and creativity at this free, family-friendly event.
It will feature a variety of hands-on activities and play stations throughout the park, where kids of all ages will be set free to play with cardboard boxes, fabric, buckets, ropes, paintbrushes and other items. The play spaces will include themes such as construction, adventure, archery, dance and art.
Families will enjoy live entertainment, healthful foods sold by vendors and train rides aboard Largo Central Railroad’s miniature trains. The Boy Scouts will assist youngsters with tree climbing and zip lining. New this year is a noon reading by Randi Zuckerberg, founder of Zuckerberg Media and author of “Dot Complicated” and “Dot.”
Playing! Unplugged seeks to educate parents on the many benefits of free play, including the positive impact it can have on leading a healthy lifestyle and staying active. For more information, visit Largo.com/unplugged or call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.