Here's a look at some of the events taking place at Bird Park this month:
Bird Park Snow Fun Day
Have you spent much of the winter inside?
Are you looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors with the family, despite the cold weather?
The Trustees of Reservations and Friends of Bird Park invite you to an afternoon of winter fun on February 23rd from 1-3PM.
Celebrate mid- winter with a day of sledding and a snowman making contest at Bird Park.
Bring a sled and any snowman making supplies to the hill near the music court.
Enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores, by the campfire. Bird Park is also a wonderful place to enjoy with snowshoes or cross-country skis.
Event depends on snow cover; call or email to confirm 508-668-6136 or email@example.com.
Interested in learning the basics of snowshoeing? The Trustees of Reservations are co-sponsoring snowshoe clinics with Eastern Mountain Sports this winter – if the weather cooperates and brings us more snow.
Joins us on February 16 beginning at 10 AM – and hopefully we’ll have some more snow by then!
Participants will meet at the Pleasant St. parking lot where they will be given instruction on snowshoeing basics. Participants must pre-register by contacting the Park Manager at 508-668-6136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snowshoes will be available for participants to use. The event is free for ages 8 and up. Space is limited.
Winter in the Park
Visit the Park this winter for a quiet and peaceful walk, cross country ski or snowshoe trek. Studies show that exposure to nature and outdoor exercise – even as little as 5 minutes a day – has significant health and wellness benefits including improved mental health, reduced stress, and a more positive outlook and spirit.
And, if you’re looking to burn some additional calories, walking is great exercise, cross-country skiing can burn from 600 – 1,200 calories an hour – and snowshoeing burns more calories than running or downhill skiing.
In the case of snow, the park staff will be plowing the park parking areas for easy access throughout the winter months.
The paved walkways will also be cleared of snow for park users to enjoy winter walks.
The Friends of Francis William Bird Park
Are you interested in learning more about Bird Park events and management? Would you like to get involved with fundraising efforts or special event planning?
Join the Friends of Bird Park during a monthly meeting held the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM in the Union Congregational Church.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 6.
The Friends is an enthusiastic group of avid Bird Park supporters, and all interested park visitors are welcome to attend.
Join The Friends Facebook page for updates on park news and events by visiting www.facebook.com/friendsofbirdpark.