Saturday, May 7th is just around the corner. Why is this date important? Because the weather should be better than last month, and it's about time to get together and have some fun outdoors, and it's the next Fiwygin Outdoors event,
Here are the details:
Who: You. Anyone, and everyone. Especially the folks who have ever felt like they didn't belong outdoors, weren't welcome in outdoor spaces, or are afraid to spend time/be active outside.
What: Anything outdoors. Want to run 5 miles? Go for it! Want to hike 100 meters? Cool! Want to ride a mountain bike or paddle a canoe? Why not (we'll have 2 bikes, and 1 canoe to share -- bring yours too if you have one). Want to sit on a bench and draw some of the beautiful wildlife? Please do! Have kids (or not) and want to play on the playground? Why not?! Want to go fishing? Wirth Lake is right there (and if you're under 18 you don't need a fishing license). Want to play volleyball or basketball? Bring a ball and a few friends! Interested in checking out the spring flowers at the wildflower garden? You can - and we have a naturalist to serve as your guide.
Where: Theodore Wirth Park - meet at the Beach House (3200 Glenwood).
When: Noon on May 7th.
Why: Because spending time outdoors is good for the body, mind, and spirit. And Fiwygin Outdoors is all about making spending time outside a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for all folks to thrive.
Bonus: Whoever posts the best photo with the hashtag #FiwyginOutdoors on Saturday during the event - will win a copy of James Mills "The Adventure Gap -- Changing the Face of the Outdoors." Snacks will be provided for all who attend.
Hope to see you on Saturday, May 7th at noon. All are welcome and encouraged to come exactly as they are.
PS - If you are planning on watching the Kentucky Derby -- rest assured, it doesn't start until several hours after Fiwygin Outdoors. You'll have time to do both!