Annual Bounce into Spring Festival ready with fun for the entire family


    Photo credit: BuncombeCounty Recreation

    Welcome back Spring (almost)! Shake off that winter cabin fever and welcome in the warmer days of spring at the Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa!

    Buncombe County Recreation Services’ annual Bounce Into Spring family festival is a free event coming up on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-Noon.

    “After a mostly mild winter, February and March delivered some of the coldest temperatures of the season,” said Josh O’Conner, Director of Buncombe County Recreation Services. “What better way to celebrate the joy of spring than with an active day spent outdoors? We’ve designed several play stations to offer something unique for every member of the family.”

    Buncombe County Public Libraries’ Swannanoa Branch will be on hand to foster imagination skills. LEAF Community Arts’ teaching artists will guide nature-inspired arts and craft projects. Other play stations include slacklining, soccer shoot out, foam-based bow and arrow, fishing pole casting targets, basketball shot, disc golf, and an agility course. The park also features a playground and picnic tables.

    Charles D. Owen Babe Ruth League’s opening day will also take place adjacent to the festival on the park’s baseball fields. League volunteers will operate a concession stand with proceeds benefitting the league’s programs.

    Charles D. Owen Park is a dog friendly location (on leash) and parking and bike racks are accessible.

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