Tucker Parks Offering Spring Break Fun

Drill & Skills Basketball Clinic, Peters ParkTUCKER, Ga. (March 19, 2019) – It may not be Destin or Daytona Beach, but the City of Tucker will be a happening spot this Spring Break. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of free events to encourage residents of all ages to get outside and discover Tucker parks.

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.

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. Those who complete the entire hike will have a big bag of trail mix as a reward. 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, Peters Park will be the site of a free basketball clinic presented by Halftime Sports. Boys and girls from kindergarten through seventh grade will 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 at www.tuckerga.gov/parks, but participants can register upon arrival.

“Many families travel for Spring Break, but many families don’t,” said Tucker Recreation Leader Joe Stewart. “We want to make sure our stay-cationing residents have some fun opportunities to get outside and enjoy the break.”

There are more than 300 acres of parkland within the City of Tucker. The City assumed responsibility for its parks and the Tucker Recreation Center from DeKalb County in 2018.

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