Playin’ in the Park

Free Healthy Family Fun

Starting April of 2014

2pm- 6pm

Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa

Get involved for the 2014 season!

2014 DATES

Tuesday, April 1
Tuesday, May 6
Tuesday, June 3
Tuesday, July 1
Tuesday, August 5

WHAT Fit Kids Playground has created a free signature event entitled “Playin’ In The Park”. The mission of this program is to help children ages 1 to 13 become more aware of a variety of different activities that they can do for exercise, thus encouraging them to become more physically active! Childhood obesity effects up to one in every five children in the United States with behavioral factors such as lack of exercise and unhealthy eating patterns as two of the most common causes of the childhood obesity epidemic. With a wide-variety of physical activities for children to demo and healthy snacks available to sample, Fit Kids Playground’s “Playin’ In The Park” is the perfect place to help Tampa Bay children and parents learn more about the We Can! messages of increasing physical activity and improving food choices.

Fit Kids Playground launched “Playin In The Park” in 2008 and is celebrating it’s 5th year in Tampa Bay during 2014. During the course of it’s continued community involvement, Fit Kids Playground is a program that has reached over 100,000 parents and families through events, community outreach, educational parenting classes and speaking engagements. Our online impressions reach millions each year and we continue to grow through the support of our community and with businesses and organizations that continue to partner with us for the greater good of the community and ultimately the health of our children that we hope to improve through awareness.

WHEN “Playin’ In The Park” will be a FREE event every first Tuesday of the month from April through August, held in Downtown Tampa’s, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Each month, we will be featuring lots of new activities and guests!  We will offer new fun activities for kids because we know that keeping kids active is important and having fun doing this is even MORE important.  Hula Hoops, jump ropes, bubbles and balls will be available for all kids to play with and enjoy!

Fit Kids New Partner Spotlight

We are currently in our 5th season and if you are interested in participating in our events, please contact us directly for a sponsor packet! We hope many of you will join us! Each year we reach over 20,000 parents and children in the Tampa Bay area through our network of events, social engagement, out Fit Kids Blog, national conferences we attend as well as community outreach that the Fit Kids Playground team participates in with other events all over the state of Florida. Sponsorship and media kits are available upon request. We hope you will join the Fit Kids family!

Fit Kids Spotlight Community Partner

Youth Sports in Tampa Bay

Youth Sports in Tampa Bay

We thank I9 Sports for their 2013 Fit Kids Playground sponsorship! Year round, I9 Sports offers a wide variety of sports for children all over the Tampa Bay area! We are thankful for their support to make kids (and families) healthy in Tampa Bay! We look forward to working with them in 2014!

Zumba for Kids!

We are partnering with Enliven Wellness to bring Kids Zumba to park in 2014! Join us in this free activity next season June, July and August during our regularly scheduled event times! Kids Zumba will be held near the Fit Kids Playground Main Stage.

Fit Kids Fun Bags

Find our Fit Kids Fun Bags at the Fit Kids Playground tent to get one of the 200 Fit Kids Fun Bags filled with healthy coupons, samples of GoGo squeeZ, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazines, Chop Chop Magazines and more! Stay tuned for the for the “2014 Fit. Fun. Family.” contest and take the “Healthy Tampa Bay” pledge too! We can’t wait to see you playin’ in the park!

Fit Kids Sports Zone

It’s always great to try new things! Throughout the season, our partners will be providing a sampling of classes! Here are some types of classes you might encounter at a Fit Kids Playground event (not every month and classes will vary): Zumba, Fit Kids Boot Camp, Kids Yoga, Karate, Cheerleading, Step, Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Hula Hooping, etc. There are so many fun active activities available for kids that all kids should be given the opportunity to try them out!

Preschool Fit Preschool Kids

We are excited to welcome Primrose Schools to the Fit Kids Playground family! Please be on the look out for their preschool activities at each Fit Kids Playground Playin’ In The Park event this season!

Whole Foods Healthy Eats

Whole Foods Tampa Bay

Whole Foods Tampa Bay

We love having Whole Foods as a partner for 2014! We love seeing all the healthy options that they are able to provide families here in the Tampa Bay area! They offer healthy classes for kids as well as families and so much more! They have a healthy eating specialist, Curtis Whitwam, who is available full-time to help with any questions you might have! Visit them at http://www.wholefoods.com

Healthy Snacks!

GoGo squeeZ, the healthy applesauce!

GoGo squeeZ, the healthy applesauce!

Be on the look out for new heathy snack to be provided for our 2014 events!

Fit Kids Cool Down Zone

And after kids are done jumping, hula hooping, and practicing yoga, come and cool down in the fountains in our “cool down zone!” Sponsored By Magic 94.9 Thank you for your continued support!

How do Fit Kids Unplug

And while you are downtown on the first Tuesday of the month, please do stop in to the Glazer Children’s Museum for their Target Tuesday! From 2pm to 7pm, admission is free on this day only during the months of March, April and May. Admission is $2 during the months of June, July and August. Unplug and head down to see all the cool things the Glazer Children’s Museum is offering!

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning came and supported Fit Kids Playground throughout the entire 2013 season! Kids came out to get active with street hockey from Tampa Bay’s hometown team! You will definitely see them again this season at Fit Kids!

Ray Baseball

We thank the Rays Street Team for supporting the Fit Kids Playground project! Kids stopped by to see how fast they could throw and to win some Rays prizes! Go Rays!




MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FIT KIDS PLAYGROUND:  Fit Kids Playground is owner and operated by Blue Print Event Group, Inc. based in Tampa, FL and was founded by Marisa Langford.  Fit Kids Playground is also a We Can! Community Partner. The We Can! organization has made these events possible through a community outreach grant that was awarded to Fit Kids Playground during 2011 and 2012. Make sure to stop by the Fit Kids Playground table to pick up We Can! parent handbooks, t-shirts, fitness tips and nutrition tips, Chop Chop! Magazines, Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazines, Got Milk! goodies, as well as information for the upcoming Fit Kids Playground “Playin’ In The Park” series.

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