There is a wide range of family events throughout the year in Historic Kenwood, largely centered in Seminole Park.
In 2011, Heather Winfield and several other volunteers organized family dish-to-pass picnics in the spring and fall. In addition to games, stories, and plenty of relaxed playtime, the events featured a participatory family music program led by Kenwood resident Colleen McGrath, Director of You and Me and Music Together.
In 2013, Kate Bates reorganized it as "Kenwood Kids", a group of volunteer parents is looking to share their love of the neighborhood. They held their first play date in Seminole Park at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11. This was a monthly event on the second Saturday of the month, and maybe a weekly play date that could be planned as well for parents that are home during the week. There are so many children in the neighborhood--let's get them together! So the idea was: "Come and meet other families for a morning in the park. No need to bring anything but the kids. No food or frills. Come as you are. Stay as long as you are able. Hope to see you there!"
Due to job requirements, kate is no longer able to host, so we are looking for another volunteer in the neighborhood.
The year's bigger events starts off with our annual Founder's Day celebration in Seminole Park. We have free food, a bouncy house, old fashioned sack races and a scavenger hunt for little ones.
Next is our Easter egg hunt:
We also did a Halloween party in the park this year that was such a big hit(more than 50 kids) that it surely will be done again.