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Posted on: April 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Parks & Recreation to host campout, movie night

Kids roast marshmallows around a fire

PHOTO #1: Kids roast marshmallows around a fire during a campout hosted by Parks & Recreation in 2022 in Riverside Park.

PHOTO #2: Parks & Recreation employees serve hot dogs during a campout hosted by Parks & Recreation in 2022 in Riverside Park.

Residents can enjoy making s’mores, watching an outdoor screening of “The Goonies” and camping under the stars when Parks & Recreation hosts its Riverside Family Campout & Movie Night April 22 at Riverside Park. 

Parks & Recreation staff in T-shirts serve hot dogs outsideThe campout will be at Elder Field, which is located by the Children’s Park near the McCright Drive entrance to Riverside Park.

Campers can begin arriving at 4 p.m. Parks & Recreation’s Pop-Up Park will provide games and activities. At 6 p.m., hot dogs will be served and materials for roasting s’mores will be provided. The movie will begin about 7 p.m.

Map showing Elder Field on the left when you enter Riverside Park from McCright DriveThe event is free, but residents are encouraged to register in advance to help with planning for food. Campers may bring their own tents or reserve a tent with a $25 refundable deposit while supplies last.

To register or to reserve a tent, visit

For more information about Parks & Recreation, call 361-485-3200 or visit 

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