Family Playground fun day will be prelude to Fourth fireworks

June 23, 2004

The ninth annual Family Playground will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, July Fourth, at The Bryce Jordan Center, University Park.

This year's event will feature new rides and games for the entire family, including Under the Sea Toddler Obstacle Course, Jurassic Adventure and Laser Tag Arena.

Other activities will include Rock Mountain, the Tsunami Wave Surf Machine, Galaxy Mechanical Bull, two giant slides, the Adrenaline Race 84' Obstacle Course, Seven Elements 42' Obstacle Course, two moon bounces, Speed Pitch and Speed Kick, Sports Challenge Bungee, Gladiator Joust and Penn State Inflatable Basketball Toss. Another feature for parents is the presence of the Centre County Kid ID Program, sponsored by State College Police in partnership with Centre County local law enforcement agencies and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Six new carnival games also will be featured. All rides and games will require only one ticket per activity. Tickets cost $1 each. All-access ride passes will be available for $9.50. Admission to The Bryce Jordan Center is free.

A wide variety of foods will be available while the playground is open, such as hot dogs, cheeseburgers, hot sausage and grilled chicken sandwiches, pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, nachos, glazed roasted nuts, cookies, ice cream and slushies.

Tickets for special viewing packages for the Fourth of July fireworks, which begin later that night at the Jordan Center, are available by calling (814) 865-5555.

The event is being presented in conjunction with Sovereign Bank.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated September 29, 2010