Lompoc, Calif. (April 7, 2010)- As we celebrate Spring, the Parks, Recreation & Urban Forestry Department has invited a very special friend to visit our Lompoc families. On Thursday and Friday, Nick Jr.’s very own Wow Wow Wubbzy will be in Lompoc and is anxious to celebrate our great community.
Wubbzy will be at Ryon Park from 10 a.m. to noon both days and would like to invite you to attend the dedication of the fabulous new playground. This colorful structure was made possible through countless donations of pennies and empty plastic bottles that have been donated to the “Pennies/Plastics for Playgrounds” program.
In the afternoon, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wubbzy will be at Thompson Park for the dedication of those two new structures. Thompson Park Playgrounds were made possible through various collaborations, with a special thanks to the Healthy Lompoc Coalition.
Wow Wow Wubbzy will only be in town briefly and encourages families to come outside and enjoy the fresh air and these great amenities the community has to offer. Whether you are coming in the morning to Ryon Park or the afternoon to Thompson Park, Wow Wow Wubbzy would like to invite Lompoc families to pack a picnic lunch, plant a tree that your children can watch grow and enjoy your new playgrounds.
Viewings of Wubbzy’s new video “Wubbzy Goes Green” will also be shown during both celebrations and coloring sheets will be on hand for the children. Bring your cameras, family and friends, and celebrate springtime with us!
While we are currently celebrating these two new playgrounds, donations are still being accepted to raise the funds for new play structures at other City Parks. Stash away your spare pennies, save your empty plastics and bring them in to the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave. “Plastic For Playground” collection bins are also available at the following locations: Lompoc Aquatic Center, Anderson Recreation Center, City Hall, YMCA and Public Health. If you are interested in hosting a collection bin at your location or if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 875-8100.
Your Lompoc Parks, Recreation & Urban Forestry Department has a plethora of special programs throughout spring break, including Archery Camp, Jump Start Career Camp for Teens, and Recreation Swim everyday during the week at the Lompoc Aquatic Center from 1 to 3 p.m.
In addition, registrations are currently being accepted for sports leagues, youth recreation classes, swim lessons, adult leisure classes and a variety of excursions. For more information about Lompoc Parks, Recreation and Urban Forestry programs and special events please call 875-8100, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit our Web site at www.cityoflompoc.com.
Celebrating our great community
Wubbzy Goes Green