Kids Stuff Galore

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Playworks Detroit hosted Saturday recess at New Center Park (West Grand Blvd and 2nd Ave) on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The festivities were part of Kids Stuff Galore! It was a great opportunity to meet the new Playworks Detroit coaches and play some of your favorite recess games. 

The New Center Park also sponsored giant over-sized games; a cornhole, hula hoops and a special appearance by a Michael Jackson impersonator with a dance-off and sing-off.  This FREE kid’s day was held between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

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three people with Playworks shirts

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