July 8, 2015  |  10:00am - 2:00pm  |  Lansing, Michigan

Canoe & kayak simulations – disc golf on Capitol lawn – fishing activities – bird watching – nature interpretation – games and more!

July is Parks and Recreation Month! MRPA is hosting outdoor activities for youth on July 8 at the State Capitol in Lansing – join us and help show Michigan’s legislators what parks and recreation is all about! In addition to the activities for youth, MRPA will be making a special public announcement at Come Out & Play. Join us as we celebrate MRPA's 80th anniversary and share some exciting news!

On Wednesday, July 8,  the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition (MNCLI) will host Come Out and Play: A Day at the Capitol, an event providing various outdoor activities and nature education opportunities for more than 1,200 youth attendees.

Free activities for youth include:

Disc golf
Kayak simulations
Lawn Olympics
Camping demonstration 
Birding activities
Tent skills
Live Animals
Fishing Activities 

And many more great activities! More than 1,200 youth from communities throughout Michigan are anticipated to attend the Come Out and Play event.

Past organizations providing activities for youth include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boy Scouts of America, DNR Wildlife Division, DNR Fisheries Division, Heavner Nature Connection / Heavner Canoe Rental, Ingham County Parks, Lansing Renegades Disc Golf, McDonald's, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), DNR Parks & Recreation Division, Michigan Historical Museum, Natureology, Oakland County Parks & Recreation, Playworld Midstates, Potter Park Zoo, Schupan Recycling, Sinclair Recreation, Superior Play LLC, The First Tee of Mid-Michigan, United States Tennis Association - Midwest Section, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service.

Participant Registration  |  Activity Provider Registration

Come Out and Play at the Capitol is sponsored by: