ParkPlay offers free fun and games for everyone every Saturday and is coming to parks across Cornwall this summer, including Penzance!
ParkPlay is an event where people #MeetMovePlay together with others in their local community. Everyone is welcome – ParkPlay is a completely free event and it’s perfect for adults and children alike. It’s fun and varied and offers a range of games and activities, like dodgeball, frisbee, scavenger hunts, quick cricket and many more.
The past year has highlighted how essential building strong, happy, active communities is. As a Sport England funded charity, ParkPlay gives local people the opportunity to be active with others in a fun, informal and safe environment.
There’s no special kit or experience required. It’s all about turning up, joining in, cheering each other on and bringing your friends along next time!
ParkPlay is already up and running in West London, Essex, Cumbria and County Durham, with people playing every Saturday morning from 10am. In the next few months ParkPlay will launch in several towns across Cornwall. This has been possible thanks to support from local partners including Active Cornwall, Healthy Cornwall, and Town Councils.
Samantha Lawrence from Active Cornwall said: “We’re so excited to enable Park Play to come to Cornwall. It is part of our mission to support and encourage more people of all ages to get active in ways that are fun and easily accessible. We think Park Play will do just that for many.
“We are specifically targeting a few local communities first: Penzance, St Austell and then Bodmin. The support from the areas has been fantastic and so we’re hoping to recruit local people to help run the sessions as quickly as possible. Long-term, it would be great to see Park Play a success and enable more sessions to be set up across the County.”
ParkPlay is looking for people who want to have a positive impact in their local communities to become PlayLeaders. PlayLeaders will be the driving force behind ParkPlay in the local area, promote ParkPlay locally and lead the sessions on a Saturday morning. This paid, part-time role doesn’t require any specific qualifications, just the skills to lead sessions and inspire people to be take part.