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Play Day on the Atlanta Beltline

By Jennifer Jezyk
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is teaming up with Atlanta Contact Point and the Atlanta Jazz Festival to present the next Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine for Children and Adults on Saturday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Washington Park.  The City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation, Park Pride, the Atlanta Sport and Social Club, and many other local organizations are also helping to make Play Day a huge success.
Play Day is a free, fun-filled day of sports, fit­ness, nutri­tion, and edu­ca­tion, where local coaches and orga­ni­za­tions come together to facil­i­tate activ­i­ties, drills and games for var­i­ous sports and activities. Every­one is invited to join the fun.  There will be separate fields for family activities and adult activities.           “At the heels of an extremely successful Play Day event in March, where 700 Atlantans participated in dozens of sports and activities and had an amazing time, we are incredibly excited to partner with not only Atlanta Contact Point but also Atlanta Jazz Festival to make our May Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine the biggest and best yet,” said Atlanta BeltLine Program Director Rob Brawner. “The Atlanta BeltLine is developing exciting new greenspaces that allow for Atlantans to engage in active lifestyles and embrace physical activity as a fun new way of life. Through partnerships with organizations such as Atlanta Contact Point, we are providing unique opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy their favorite sports as well as explore fun new fitness activities.”
Play Day will include dozens of coaches and orga­ni­za­tions for a full day of activ­i­ties for children and adults. We will have access to the pool for swim­ming and water polo; tennis courts for ten­nis and roller/street hockey; fields for soft­ball and kick­ball, flag foot­ball, ulti­mate, golf, lacrosse, soc­cer, rugby, and more, as well as a stage for dance and jazz music.  Play Day will feature healthy snacks and drinks with organizations providing nutritional education.  If you would like to be a part of Play Day, please le us know!
Ten­ta­tive Schedule:

  • 1-2 p.m.         Fam­ily Soc­cer, Kick­ball, Roller Derby, Street Hockey, Swimming
  • 1-2 p.m.         Adult Kickball
  • 2-3 p.m.         Fam­ily Rugby, Ten­nis, Dodge­ball, Swimming
  • 2-3 p.m.         Adult Flag Football, Ten­nis, Water Aer­o­bics, Fitness
  • 3-4 p.m.         Fam­ily Soft­ball, Ulti­mate, Vol­ley­ball, Water Polo, Dance, Zumba
  • 3-4 p.m.        Adult Bubble Suit soccer, Ten­nis, Water Polo, Zumba
  • 4-5 p.m.         Golf, Flag Foot­ball, Tennis, Dodge­ball, Dance
  • 4-5 p.m.         Adult Moun­tain Biking, Water Polo, Tennis
  • 5-7 p.m.         AJF Neigh­bor­hood Jazz Con­cert Pre­sented by Coun­cilmem­ber Ivory Lee Young, Jr.

“We started our Play Day pro­gram in 2012 at Can­dler Park and more than 600 atten­dees were engaged in many sports and well­ness activ­i­ties. This is when we real­ized that our vision and inten­tion were very well received by the com­mu­nity,” says David Epstein, founder of Atlanta Contact Point. “We need more space and pro­grams intown which pro­mote con­scious liv­ing. ACP is focused on cre­at­ing ways to con­nect the dots between sports-centered and social-needs based orga­ni­za­tions in Atlanta.”

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