Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer! Run, read, have a good time in the parks

The Salinas Recreation Department is kicking off "Parks and Recreation Month" with a half mile children's race at Hartnell Park, 725 W. Acacia Street in Salinas. There will be a jump house, children's obstacle course, martial arts demonstration, and the bookmobile. Race registration: $5 per child or $3 for second child, toddlers are free.

On Saturday, June 30, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Volunteering opportunities are available! Call 831-758-7306.

1 comment:

  1. Many Salinas parks are a great place for children to practice their bicycling skills too. For tips, see the "What to do in Salinas" section of the
    "Tips for Bicycling Monterey County" guide, as well as the "CA Bike Laws and Personal Safety--with Tips for Kids" section.

    For more about helping kids bike in Salinas and all around Monterey County, see "Kids biking to school," "Bicycle culture and youth," and "Salinas youth and others for bikes--Bikes make life better." Kids old enough to go to the parks, and elsewhere, on their own can take their bike on an MST bus--and do it through 8/31 using an MST summer youth GoPass. See tips about that in "18 or under? No car, no worries."

    All these and more tips for youth, and adults, are at, a public service site that serves as an information hub for biking in Monterey County. The site is also the home of the HER Helmet Thursdays project--discounts for male and female bicyclists on Thursdays year-round, in Salinas and countywide.