Your kids may balk at getting a bath at the end of the day, but they definitely get excited about jumping around in a field of bubbles with other kids outside. That’s judging by prior attendance at the annual Sudsational Time at Schoolhouse Park.
It’s a popular late-summer tradition that has drawn as many as 500 kids.
Two of those kids are 9-year-old Cooper LeMaster and his 7-year-old brother, Barrett. “The suds from the fire truck are really fun for the kids to jump in, but they also like the water-themed games like dump the punk,” said Jennifer LeMaster, a Washington Twp. resident who has attended with her boys over the past four years. “Sometimes we take a picnic lunch. They just like to go get together with friends and enjoy the day at the park.”
Her sons take advantage of the Centerville-Washington Park District programs. The district is quite busy operating eight community parks, eight nature parks and 33 neighborhood parks in Centerville and Washington Twp.
“We do special summer events, and the foam with the fire department has always been a favorite,” said Centerville-Washington Park District recreation coordinator Erin Morley.
The kids are directed in water relay and fish-themed games, ring toss and a Busy Bouncing inflatable. The last half hour is when the Washington Twp. fire truck arrives and the foam fun begins.
Sudsational is open to children ages 3 to 12 with adult supervision, and pre-registration is not required. If you are bringing a day-care or other large group, please call the Park District in advance.
How to go
What: A Sudsational Time, presented by the Centerville-Washington Park District
Where: Schoolhouse Park, 1875 Nutt Road, Centerville
When: 10 to noon today
More info: (937) 433-5155 or www.cwpd.org