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ParkPalooza 2013

ParkPalooza sign
NPS Photo courtesy Hot Springs National Park

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News Release Date: April 3, 2013
Contact: Mike Kusch, 501-620-6755

For Immediate Release

April 3, 2013

Contact:Mike Kusch

Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources

501-620-6755

ParkPalooza 2013: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hot Springs, AR -Does your child want to have fun?The event will take place on Saturday, April 20th, and lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will be located on the Arlington Lawn, across the street from the Arlington Hotel.ParkPalooza is an opportunity for children to play, have fun, and learn about the National Park Service and its careers.

Healthy Hot Springs will join Hot Springs National Park this year.Activities will focus on healthy life styles.Learn tai chi, yoga, cardio mix and zumba.Additional activities include learning about hiking, finding geocaches, arts in parks, fishing, dog health, birds of prey, and much more.There will be fun activities for people of all ages.

"This is a day of fun for children," said Josie Fernandez, Park Superintendent."Children can participate in fun and healthy activities throughout the event.We look forward to seeing you there."

Activity Schedule:

10 to 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi

11 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga for Children

12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Yoga

1 to 1:30 p.m. Cardio Mix

2 to 2:30 p.m. Zumba

10:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 1:40 p.m. Indian Club Swinging

For more information please call Hot Springs National Park at (501) 620-6740, or visit www.nps.gov/hosp.

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About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Black and white photo of the Government Free Bathhouse with a ranger walking on the sidewalk in front.

The Public Health Service operated a venereal disease clinic in the Government Free Bathhouse (1922-1948) in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. It was one of the first facilities in the United States to use penicillin. In 1948, the clinic transferred to the nearby Camp Garraday Transient Camp.