On a Wednesday morning, exactly one week before my child would turn six, we found ourselves in the children’s emergency room. After a few quick x-rays and a whole lot of wishful thinking, they told us that our daughter had a broken leg and required a cast. The worst part was that this is not our […]
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For our next park hop, we are headed downtown to Jacksonville’s first and oldest park – Hemming Park, where will be getting creative with lots of fun activities including button making, tie-dying t-shirts, face painting and more!
Hemming Park is a 1.5-acre park located in the heart of downtown offering so many wonderful activities for children including the Kids Zone which is open Monday through Friday from 11am-5pm, Toddler Tuesday each week from 11am-12pm, and Magic Classes every Friday from 4-5pm!
So many fun things to do in the Kids Zone at Hemming Park!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) will be joining us with their awesome button making machine! Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own artwork buttons to wear. Through its many initiatives, MOCA serves our community, inspiring a love of arts and creativity in 16,000 children annually. They offer amazing Summer Art Camps for ages 4-14, and several camps are still available this summer. MOCA’s Art Fusion program, which takes place in Hemming Park on the first Sunday afternoon of each month, has become a favorite family past time allowing families to create art, play games and enjoy live music.
The Jacksonville Public Library will be on site with games and books for the children to enjoy. The Jacksonville Public Library is a wonderful place for children to go to play and discover a love for reading. Their programs are dedicated to supporting the education of local students.
The Jacksonville Moms Blog team will also offer a tie dye t-shirt making station. We have a limited amount of shirts and sizes available to tie dye for a $5 donation per shirt (cash only). We will donate the money collected from the shirts to Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. Your child can feel good about giving to other children and create their own artistic masterpiece to wear!
The Art Goddess face painting will join us at the park hop to share her beautiful face painting designs, and Bold City Pops will be selling their delicious farm fresh and boldly flavored popsicles!
We have so many wonderful activities lined up for this park hop at Hemming, and we can hope you can join us! This is a great opportunity for a downtown adventure which could include a ride on the JTA Skyway, where you can glide above the St. John’s River and downtown city streets, or a stop at Sweet Pete’s, a favorite of both kids and adults!
DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather for these outdoor events. In the case of bad weather, please make sure you RSVP to the event page so you receive updates and check our Facebook page in case the event is canceled. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the Jacksonville Moms Blog and sponsors.