Free family festival in Haggerston Park: Parks for Life 2011

Sunday 24 July, 12.30-5pm, Haggerston Park

Everyone is invited to Celebrate One Year to Go to London 2012 at Haggerston park on Sunday 24 July.

The park will come to life to mark the momentous milestone that is One Year until Hackney, as one of the host boroughs, will host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

There is a packed programme, with something for everyone. A traditional sports day with egg and spoon races, long jump and time trials. Free sports and fitness workshops or sit back and relax on the grass and listen to live music.

Healthy eating food stalls will be selling yummy treats and drinks and a selection of local business will be in the park to help celebrate this Olympic milestone.

There will also be face painting and bird box and feeder making in the nature area. For children there will be a play zone to keep young ones busy. There will also be a chance to find out more about Hackney Council and its libraries, museum and leisure centres.

The event is part of Hackney Council’s Parks for Life programme of free events in its award-winning parks.

Parks for Life events run until September with free events for children and families, teenagers and older people. Activities are aimed at getting fit and healthy and encouraging people make the most of Hackney’s parks.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney’s Cabinet member for Health, Social Care, and Culture said: “We want to encourage as many people as possible to stay active and make the most of Hackney’s award winning green spaces.‘Parks for Life’ offers a packed programme of free events, that we hope will help people get involved in sport and physical activity in the run up to, and beyond the London 2012 Games.”

This year, the Hackney One Carnival procession will make its way to Clissold Park, 7 August for a free carnival event in the park – live music and dance, fitness activities, healthy eating stalls, NHS health checks, local market stall and a kid’s activity area.

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