Free playdate at Stewart Park this afternoon

The Child Development Council is hosting its third annual Playdate in the Park event this afternoon at Stewart Park. It’s from 3-7pm on Thursday, June 8.

Carousel rides are free today at Stewart Park! 14850 file photo.

Young children and their families from Tompkins County and beyond are welcome for the free event, which includes free carousel rides (there’s usually a small charge to ride), healthy snacks and beverages, a show with Nate the Great from 4-6, fee raffles, giveaways, and lots of activities.

Event organizers say the Playdate in the Park is based on their mission “that values play and its importance to the development of young children,” as well as valuing parents and caregivers.

The Child Development Council says this “gift to the community” is made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.

Activities will be centered around the Small Pavilion at Stewart Park, at the south end of Cayuga Lake.

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