By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
This summer the new City of Mill Creek recreational program called Party in the Parks is again replacing the long-standing Summer Children’s Concerts.
Each monthly Party in the Parks will be held in rotation at one of the city’s ten neighborhood parks.
In a report handed out to the city council on July 10, 2018, Mill Creek Director of Communications and Marketing Joni Kirk stated the main reason for the change is that public participation at the Summer Children’s Concerts has declined substantially over the past few years because they were “being held in the middle of day on a weekday.”
Kirk explained that each of the Party in the Parks events will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm to allow working parents a chance to attend the events. She also noted that the early finishing time takes into account small children’s bedtime.
A recent city news release said, “These events will provide a fun evening out for the community with fun activities and games while showcasing the City’s beautiful local parks. The Lions Club will be providing food for purchase at each event.”
The first Party in the Parks was held on July 17, 2018, at Buffalo Park.
Here is the schedule for this year's parties:
Highlands Park - June 27, 2019.
Mill Creek Sports Park - July 25, 2019.
Heron Park - August 22, 2019.