Jul 7, 2016

Mud Day 2016

Do you have a kid who loves to play in the mud? Do they like to get dirty and cover themselves from head to toe? If you have a mud baby like I do, then you MUST go to Mud Day 2016 in Westland.

Every year, Wayne County Parks & Rec throws a gazillon gallons of water (okay, so maybe not that much, but it sure feels like it at times) into a big dirt hole and puts on one hell of a party. My oldest loves it and we'll be attending our third Mud Day this year.

This is one of those FREE EVENTS that everyone really must experience at least once in their lives. There is plenty of grassy areas surrounding the mud hole for those less inclined to participate, so don't think you have to get dirty. Just throw the kids in and they'll have a blast. You also don't have to worry about putting muddy kids in your car afterwards - the Western Wayne Hazmat Team is on hand to hose everyone off. And I do mean hose off...with a big fire hose, several smaller hoses, and the wonderful hazmat showers.

Even if you don't plan to play in the mud, make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting muddy. You may be sitting on the grass, watching all the chaotic fun, but that doesn't mean those kids won't try and give you a giant muddy hug. *grin*

Here's the official details:
Mud Day will take place at Nankin Mills Park (located on Hines Drive, just east of Ann Arbor Trail) in Westland on Tuesday, July 12 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Don’t miss King and Queen Mud being crowned to celebrate this FREE special event! The Western Wayne Hazmat team will be on hand to hose off the muddy kids!

Special note to parents

  • Mud Day is for kids ages 12 and younger!
  • There will be games and relays planned for the kids.
  • Kids should wear old clothes and shoes or a bathing suit.
  • A changing area for afterwards will be on site.
  • Plastic bags will be provided for muddy clothes at the tents.
  • Bring a towel to dry off with.

Special thanks to our sponsors: ITC Holdings, Community Alliance Credit Union, Team Schostak Family Restaurants, Friends of Wayne County Parks, and Western Wayne Hazmat Team.

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