City of Tucker hosting series of free spring break events
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The city of Tucker’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of free events next week to encourage residents of all ages to visit local parks.
“Many families travel for spring break, but many families don’t,” Tucker Recreation Leader Joe Stewart said in a press release. “We want to make sure our ‘stay-cationing’ residents have some fun opportunities to get outside and enjoy the break.”
On Monday, April 1, there will be a self-guided photo scavenger hunt on the hiking trails of Henderson Park. The first 30 participants who complete the scavenger hunt and show their photos to a Parks and Recreation employee will win a free, limited edition Henderson Park t-shirt custom made by All-Pro Graphics, according to the city.
That event will be followed by a Trail Mix Hike on Wednesday, April 3 through Smoke Rise Park. Ingredients for trail mix will be scattered at stations along the hiking trail, and those who complete the entire hike will end with a big bag of trail mix.
Hikers can participate throughout the day or join in a hike with Mayor Frank Auman starting at 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to park across the street at Smoke Rise Elementary School.
On Saturday, April 6, a free basketball clinic will take place at Peters Park presented by Halftime Sports. Boys and girls from kindergarten through seventh grade can come to work with coaches on fundamentals, participate in drills and have the chance to win prizes.
The clinic goes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pre-registration is available here, but participants can register upon arrival.
There are more than 300 acres of parks throughout Tucker. The city assumed responsibility for its parks and the Tucker Recreation Center from DeKalb County in 2018.