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By Misty Springer
Green River Public Affairs and Grants Administrator 

Notes from Town Square: Some fun in summertime


Another school year has come to an end and if you are like most parents, you greet the summer season with a mixture of delighted enthusiasm and downright dread as you ponder how to keep the kids busy for the next three months. Long, warm days give us the opportunity to spend more time outside with family and friends. Life slows down a little in the summertime and we are lucky to live in a beautiful rural area that makes finding fun as easy as stepping out the front door.

You and the kids can enjoy the perfect lazy summer day just fishing and swimming beside the river, or bring a picnic lunch and a book to Splash Park by Expedition Island. Scotts Bottom has a great picnic area too, plus there are mountain biking trails and archery and shooting ranges. The Edge Water Park has a lighted tennis court and there are miles and miles of walking paths through town and along the Green Belt.

Who knows what you might discover just taking a walk?

Even though Green River may look like a sleepy little town there are actually loads of fun things happening this summer that kids and parents will enjoy.

The Recreation Center is offering a Summer Day Camp again this year, along with swimming lessons and a new Summer Run Series to get everyone in shape. The Library just launched their Summer Reading Program and the Medieval Fair takes place the end of June. Movies in the Park starts June 12th, one movie a month from June to August is shown free to the public in Centennial Park, right downtown.

Don’t forget the grown-up attractions that take place all summer long. The Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo is just around the bend and so is Quilting on the Green. Green River’s famous Flaming Gorge Days happens the last weekend in June, and soon after that the City lights up the sky with a great fireworks show on the Fourth of July. The weekly Farmer’s Market starts in July, and then by August it’s time for Art on the Green and the River Festival.

Summers around here might be a little short compared with other, warmer climates, but that just means that we have to pack as much fun into the sunny days as we can. The next time someone complains that there is nothing to do, push them out the front door and say; “Just look around you, there’s a whole world of fun right out there.”


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