But for those who just can’t wait a few months for some free outdoor fun, they can test their balance and ability, and even enjoy some toe-tapping bluegrass music tonight. Pickin’ in the Park will add to the fun with progressive bluegrass music under the RiverScape pavilion and a small fleet of food trucks nearby.
“It’s definitely a family-friendly, kid-friendly event,” Anslinger said.
Want even more outdoor adventure? How about paddling after you’re finished pedaling?
This summer, Five Rivers MetroParks partnered with Whitewater Warehouse to offer paddlesport rental options at RiverScape on designated days, and today is one of them.
Paddle by the fountains and enjoy the refreshing mist or take an adrenaline-pumping ride through the whitewater feature. The adventure can be as mild or wild as you choose.
“Very few people walk away without a smile on their face,” said Bernie Farley, co-owner of Whitewater Warehouse.
URBAN OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
What: Try slacklining, disc golf and some mountain bike skill elements at this free outdoor recreation event.
When: Today, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: RiverScape MetroPark (south side of Monument Avenue)
More: Enjoy Pickin' in the Park with progressive bluegrass music and a food truck rally
GET OUT AND PADDLE!
What: Kayak rentals
When: Today, 4-8 p.m. — rental sales end at 7 p.m., paddling continues until 8 p.m.
Where: RiverScape MetroPark, rentals purchased at the West Pavilion (near interactive fountains)
More: Life jacket and helmet (for those going through whitewater feature) are provided with rental.
Cost: $15 per hour