WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) – The inaugural Maranda Park Party of the summer had record-breaking attendance Thursday at Lamar Park in Wyoming.
The party, where everyone is welcome and everything is free, had more than 8,000 people in attendance — more than any Park Party in the past.
Festivities included a free picnic-style lunch for families sponsored by the Michigan Department of education as well as 60 vendors, free carnival rides, games and a splash pad where kids could cool off.
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“It was so incredible to see so many people come out today to enjoy and afternoon of free family fun! I am so thankful for the on-going support of West Michigan companies, non-profit organizations, cities that host us and the amazing families that attend.” Maranda said.
Thursday’s Park Party was one of six that will be held across West Michigan this summer. Below is the schedule for the remaining parties:
June 29 — Smith-Ryerson Park, Muskegon
July 6 — Bronson Park, Kalamazoo
July 13 — East Kentwood High School, Kentwood
July 20 — Kollen Park, Holland
July 27 — Northwestern Middle School, Battle Creek