Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Arlington Parks’ Longest Day of Play on June 20
By Danica Dodson, Arlington Parks & Recreation
Posted on June 11, 2024, June 11, 2024

Longest Day of Play

Celebrate the summer solstice with a day full of FREE fun! Arlington Parks and Recreation will host the Longest Day of Play on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at four fun-filled locations with various activities, education, and giveaways all day long! Those who are up to the challenge and attend all four events will receive a limited edition Longest Day of Play T-shirt while supplies last.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the activities they are interested in. Please contact [email protected] for any questions you may have regarding the Longest Day of Play events.

6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – S.J. Stovall Park

2800 W Sublett Rd, Arlington, TX 76017

The fun kicks off at S.J. Stovall Park where participants can energize their morning with a walk on the trail and some exercise on the outdoor fitness stations. A 30-minute outdoor yoga session will follow, and then participants will get a chance to play among the pollinators while learning about Texas plants that provide habitat for birds and butterflies! Thank you to Tarrant Regional Water District & Arlington Water for partnering with us on this session. Event is subject to change if inclement weather is present.

Click here to pre-register for S.J. Stovall Park’s LDP session!

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Allen Bolden Swimming Pool

2800 S Center St, Arlington, TX 76014

Make a splash at Allen Bolden Pool as the second stop on our Longest Day of Play! The pool session will begin with water safety demos, and then swimming and aquatic fun to follow. The first 75 participants to enter will get to take part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson! Guests will then have an open swim time and the opportunity to chat with the lifeguard and ask questions.

Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the pool. We will have limited lifejackets, but you are welcome to bring your own. No inflatable devices are allowed. Event is subject to change if inclement weather is present.

Click here to pre-register for Allen Bolden Pool’s LDP session!

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Elzie Odom Athletic Center

1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006

Follow up your fun in the sun with a trip to Elzie Odom Athletic Center! Here we will have pickleball demos and the chance to play this popular and beginner-friendly paddle sport. Participants will then have a fitness and education session with a professional trainer.

Click here to pre-register for Elzie Odom Athletic Center’s LDP session!

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – East Library and Recreation Center

1817 New York Ave, Arlington, TX 76010

The final stop on our Longest Day of Play is East Library and Recreation Center for more indoor fun to finish out the evening! Enjoy a family fitness session and a game on the projector, followed by a weight room orientation. We will then have a library story time along with a craft session. Finally, finish out the night with a family movie screening! Thank you to The Popcorn Store in Lincoln Square for being our sponsor for this event.

Click here to pre-register for the East Library and Recreation Center’s LDP session!

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