Schedule announced for this year's summer Park It event in Preston

The schedule for this summer's Park It programme has been announced, as the events return for a seventh year.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 3:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:39 pm
Park It event last year at Ribbleton Park, Preston. Pictured children on the Gladiator Battle Pods

Park It offers young people a range of free activities at different parks across Preston over the summer.

This year, the launch event at Ribbleton Park will take place on Friday August 12, led by Heritage Church Preston.

On Friday August 19, Park It moves venue to Fulwood Leisure Centre, combining Park It with the 40th birthday celebrations of the centre.

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Both events are free and include activities aimed at young people and families.

This year sees bubble football, a military assault course, live bands and DJs and salsa dancing with African drums, as well as a climbing tower, inflatables and a Preston’s Got Talent competition.

Cabinet member for culture and leisure, Coun Peter Kelly, thanked the organisers and said: “These events are now very well established in the Preston calendar and are hugely popular with local young people and their families.” One of the organisers, Nicola Greene, said: “Park It has been a much anticipated annual event that has brought the community together.

“This year is no different and we are excited to bring it to two locations.”

Park It is created by community and voluntary groups, Preston Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Police and Community Gateway.