Parks & Rec: Plenty of happenings in and around Ann Arbor this weekend

 

We’re Hiring
We have a wide variety of job openings in the Ann Arbor parks this summer. Apply here!

Rental Opportunities for Special Events/Meetings
The Ann Arbor Senior Center is a great venue to rent for meetings, service club organizations and parties. Call 734.794.6250 or visit 1320 Baldwin Ave.

Golf with us this weekend
Huron Hills (HH) and Leslie Park (LP) golf courses are open and offering spring rates. Visit http://www.a2gov.org/HHGCteetimes and http://www.a2gov.org/LPPGCteetimes to play 9 or 18! Don’t miss our footgolf kick-off at HH on Sunday, April 28. Tee times are required and begin after 2 p.m. Call 734.794.6246 to make a reservation.

GIVE365 Events
* Jr. Volunteer Club, Friday, April 26, 4-6 p.m. Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC). We will be prepping tree saplings for the annual Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival. All youth between the ages of 10-15 are welcome to join us. RSVPs are requested. Email volunteer@a2gov.org or call 734.794.6445.

* Earth Day Festival, Sunday, April 28, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. In partnership with LSNC and the Ann Arbor Earth Day Committee, we are seeking volunteers to help set up, face painting, bike corral, parking, hands-on demonstrations, presentation assistants and more! Please fill out this form to sign up for a shift!1831 Traver Rd.

Canoe Livery Season Begins at Gallup
Gallup Park canoe and kayak rentals open for the season on Saturday, April 20. Gallup Park boat rentals will be open every day (weather dependent), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. including Easter Sunday. Gallup will be offering stillwater paddling in 2.5 mile Gallup Pond and the 1.5 hour 3.7 mile river trip. The river trip starts with a van ride up to the Argo Livery leaving Gallup on the hour, every hour, between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every day. Visit http://www.a2gov.org/canoe or call 734.794.6240.

Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Events
Earth Day Stewardship Work Day, Saturday, April 20, Cedar Bend Nature Area, 1-4 p.m. Meet us at the Island Park parking lot, at the end of Island Drive. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. All participants must complete a release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.

Nature Walk with NAP and the Ann Arbor District Library
Join us at Mary Beth Doyle Park for a family-friendly nature walk through this beautiful park on Thursday, April 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Meet at the parking lot off Packard Rd., across from Easy Street. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water if desired.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Day at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Join us Saturday, April 20 for CSA day (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) where you can meet the farmers that offer CSA’s and sign up for a subscription box of weekly produce. Receive a free market t-shirt if you register this weekend. Alexander the Magician will perform a live magic show at 11 a.m. followed by a second performance at noon. Shop for fresh greens, plants, flowers, baked goods, artisan products and more. Free parking in the market lot. 315 Detroit St.

Veterans Memorial Indoor Ice Arena Schedule
The ice arena will be closed on Sunday, April 21. Join us for the last open skate of the season on Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2150 Jackson Ave.

 

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