Parks & Rec Invites Everyone to ‘Big Day Of Play’ @ Magnuson Park

Free family friendly event features fun run, live music, play

On Saturday, August 28, Seattle Parks and Recreation will host Big Day of Play at Magnuson Park, from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The day will begin with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, followed by a Free Kids’ 1K Run for children 10 and under. To register for the Fun Run/Walk, visit the registration website.

The Main Stage schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.: Recess Monkey
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon: Speakers Tracy Taylor from KING TV, former NBA player James Donaldson and City Councilmember Richard Conlin
  • 12 noon – 12:30 p.m.: ADEFUA African Dance and Drumming
  • 12:30 – 12:50 p.m.: Hawaiian Dance
  • 12:50 – 1:10 p.m.: Inspired Child (Step/tap Dance)
  • 1:10 – 1:30 p.m.: Capoeira (Brazilian Martial arts)
  • 1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Hip Hop (exhibition) (Zulu nation and elements of Hip Hop)
  • 1:50 – 2:20 p.m.:  Yata Eritrean Group (exhibition)
  • 2:20 – 2:30 p.m.: Tae Kwon Do
  • 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.: Pacific North West Drumline
  • 2:50 – 3 p.m.:  Taekgyeon
  • 3 – 3:15 p.m.: Life Long Recreation Line Dancing Group
  • 3:15 – 3:40 p.m.: Sterling the International Yo Yo Champion
  • 3:40 – 4 p.m.: Zumba (demo)
  • 4 – 4:40 p.m. Rainier Beach Orchestra

There will be fun activity booths throughout the day, free food samples from PCC Natural Markets, food and vendor booths, paddling and sailing activities, free raffle prizes and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. To register for the basketball tournament, click here.

To learn more about the event go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/healthyparks/big_day.htm.

Metro Route 75 goes to Magnuson Park – you can catch the 75 in Ballard by taking either the 21 or the 22 from West Seattle.  Metro’s Trip Planner is here http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl?resptype=U

There will be free shuttle buses to the event and back again from the following community centers:

  • Rainier Beach, 8825 Rainier Ave S
  • Rainier, 4600 38th Ave S
  • Yelser, 917 E Yesler Way
  • Garfield, 2323 East Cherry St
  • South Park, 8319 8th Ave S
  • Southwest, 2801 SW Thistle St
  • Delridge, 4501 Delridge Way SW

A complete schedule is below:

FREE SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE FOR BIG DAY OF PLAY

August 28, 9:30-5:00 at Magnuson Park

Registration Procedures:

  • Call registration line (206-684-3406) with what site and time you need to be picked up at
  • The number of adults and children and any large items (strollers, etc.) that need transported
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children ages 13-17 must bring a completed E-13 form with them (staff monitoring pick up sites will confirm form is filled out and signed) and they must have it on them at all times until they arrive back at their original pick up site.
  • Leave a phone number so you can be reached if we have any questions

For registration, info, and questions for the shuttle bus – call 206-684-3406 (Martha Winther)

Southeast/Central:

  • Rainier Beach Pick up time: 9:05 am – Registered riders told to be at RBCC no later than 8:55 am
  • Rainier Pick up time: 9:20 am – Registered riders told to be at Rainier no later than 9:10 am
  • Yesler Pick up time: 9:40 am – Registered riders told to be at Yesler no later than 9:30 am
  • Garfield Pick up time: 9:55 am – Registered riders told to be at Garfield no later than 9:45 am

Arrive at Magnuson approximately 10:30 am

Bus returns for 2nd pick up: (if necessary)

  • Rainier Beach Pick up time: 11:30 am – Registered riders told to be at RBCC no later than 11:20 am
  • Rainier Pick up time: 11:45 am – Registered riders will told to be at Rainier no later than 11:35 am
  • Yesler Pick up time: 12:05 pm – Registered riders told to be at Yesler no later than 11:55 am
  • Garfield Pick up time: 12:20 pm – Registered riders told to be at Garfield no later than 12:10 pm

Arrive at Magnuson approximately 1:00 pm

(If driver needs a lunch break – 30 minutes available now)

Return Trip – Depart Magnuson – 1st trip – 1:45 pm

  • Garfield Approximate arrival time: 2:15 pm
  • Yesler Approximate arrival time: 2:30 pm
  • Rainier Approximate arrival time: 2:50 pm
  • Rainier Beach Approximate arrival time: 3:05 pm

2nd Return Trip Bus arrives back at Magnuson around 4:00 pm

Depart Magnuson – 2nd final trip – 4:45 pm

  • Garfield Approximate arrival time: 5:15 pm
  • Yesler Approximate arrival time: 5:30 pm
  • Rainier Approximate arrival time: 5:50 pm
  • Rainier Beach Approximate arrival time: 6:00 pm

Southwest:

  • South Park Pick up time: 9:05 am – Registered riders told to be at South Park no later than 8:55 am
  • Southwest Pick up time: 9:25 am – Registered riders told to be at Southwest no later than 9:15 am
  • Delridge Pick up time: 9:40 am – Registered riders told to be at Delridge no later than 9:30 am

Arrive at Magnuson approximately 10:15 am

Bus Returns for 2nd pick up: (if necessary)

  • South Park Pick up time: 11:15 am – Registered riders told to be at South Park no later than 11:05
  • Southwest Pick up time: 11:35 am – Registered riders told to be at Southwest no later than 11:25
  • Delridge Pick up time: 11:50 am – Registered riders told to be at Delridge no later than 11:40 am

Arrive at Magnuson approximately 12:45 pm

(If driver needs a lunch break – 1 hour available now)

Return Trip Departs Magnuson – 1st trip – 1:45 pm

  • Delridge Approximate arrival time: 2:25 pm
  • Southwest Approximate arrival time: 2:40 pm
  • South Park Approximate arrival time: 2:55 pm

2nd Return Trip Bus arrives back at Magnuson around 4:00 pm

Depart Magnuson – 2nd final trip – 4:45 pm

  • Delridge Approximate arrival time: 5:25 pm
  • Southwest Approximate arrival time: 5:40 pm
  • South Park Approximate arrival time: 5:55 pm
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