Free family fun runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Blues & BBQ has partnered with South Slope to provide an array of free activities for families:
- The EverdayArts Pavilion is a shaded oasis where kids can create with local non-profits and service organizations. Past participating organizations have included: the North Liberty Community Pantry, the STEAM Room Fab Lab, the UNESCO City of Literatureand the North Liberty Community Library, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, FRYfest, the Iowa Youth Writing Project, the Iowa Children’s Museum, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, African American Museum of Iowa, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children, and North Liberty Porchfest.
- The Front Porch Playground offers a variety inflatables rides and games for kids.
- Visit the onsite Petting Zoo and meet a donkey, alpaca, young goats, lambs, baby pigs, giant rabbit, calf, chickens, ducks and goose. About 25-35 animals will roam freely in a pen and the public is welcome to enter with the animals. Hand sanitizer is offered at the gate.
- Balloon artists, stunt kites and other performers also roam the park.
Grace Community Church also kindly provides a Diaper Depot, where parents and babies can take a break in the shade, make a quick change, or grab some necessary supplies they might have forgotten at home.