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Family Fun with Kids

Family Fun with Kids!
By Chris Murphy

As the excitement builds around the building of the Modesto Children’s Museum, there are things that you can do now to bring the family together and create fun and healthy times. I know that I am looking for fun things to do with my grandson. There are cool places like Dave & Busters, Boomers, Incredible John’s, and FunWorks for good times, games, food, drink, mini-golf and gokarts and these are a blast. But there are also things that can be done for little or no cost so you can have fun and stretch your family bucks as far as possible.

New at our to our local parks are some permanent Pickleball courts. Hopefully soon we will have some Futsol, a small tennis court sized soccer game. These are great ways to get your kids out and about and playing with others. Check out Central Valley Pickleball.

Stay cool at the Splash Pads. These are free to enjoy are very helpful for a hot afternoon. There are also many great programs and activities at our parks and pools to enjoy. Also, you can runt many of our local facilities. Check out the Activity Guide for the things to do, many of which are free.

Friday Night Movie nights in Graceada Park- The final movie of the year will be September 2nd at Dusk featuring, Hotel Transylvania. This is a FREE event.

Roller Skating
As we wait to get a dedicated roller rink in Modesto, Modesto Skates is hosting skating on Sunday evenings at Johansen High tennis courts at 6-10 pm.

Great Valley Museum has so many educational sessions that teach about our natural history as well as interplanetary exploration and understanding. Don’t miss the cool event about Dinosaurs on September 30th.

Disney & Donuts – This monthly series features Mary Poppins on September 3. Movies and donuts are at 10 am for $5. It will be a jolly holiday with Mary and your kids.

Did you know?
The City of Modesto operates and maintains 76 parks featuring: 782 acres of Parks and Trails Seven (7) Splash Pads One (1) Wading Pool, Thirty-seven (37) Tennis Courts Fifteen (15) Ball Fields Eighteen (18) Group Picnic Sites Over seventeen (17) Miles of Bike Trails. It’s time to get out there and have some outdoor fun!

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.