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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. 

The campout will be at Elder Field, which is located by the Children’s Park near the McCright Drive entrance to Riverside Park.

Parks & Recreation staff in T-shirts serve hot dogs outsideCampers 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.

The 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.

Map showing Elder Field on the left when you enter Riverside Park from McCright DriveTo register or to reserve a tent, visit

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

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