Party in the Park; Elm Creek Picnic area site of family fun

Join the Eastman Nature Center staff at the Elm Creek Picnic Area, in Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, for a Party in the Park Monday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring a blanket and picnic lunch while participating in the family fun.

Become a detective on a camouflage insect safari. Catch and release land bugs with a jar. Race minnows, scoop for critters in the "pond," run an obstacle course, discover buried treasure, and play other games.

Party-goers can take their own pictures while visiting live animals. Organized cooperative games, parachute fun, and musical activities rotate every half hour.

A small snack is provided. The event will be held rain or shine.

Cost is $5 per child; adults and children under 2 are admitted free. Reservations are recommended. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #312407-01. This program is open to all ages.