2022
EVENT SCHEDULE

 

OK KIDS

TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE

September 10th, 2022

John Redmond Reservoir

(This schedule is subject to change as plans are still being finalized)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          OK Kids stands for Outdoor Kansas for Kids. The Kansas Wildscape Foundation and a group of national and local sponsors have made this an annual event throughout the State of Kansas where local communities and park and recreation agencies are encouraged to provide fun and entertaining events to help give kids a better appreciation of the outdoors.

 

CAMPING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT RIVERSIDE WEST CAMPGROUNDS

All vehicles must remain at campsites during event unless leaving campgrounds. For safety reasons ALL PETS will need to be on leashes and kept at campsites only.

                                                                                                                                           SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED FROM THE PARKING LOT TO ALL THE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT RIVERSIDE WEST.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

7:15-9:00 am       PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Radiant Life Church will be providing a free pancake

                      breakfast before the fishing tournament at the New Strawn Community Center.

9-10:30 am         FISHING TOURNAMENT AT NEW STRAWN LAKE – CATCH AND RELEASE -

                       Kids under 9 are required to have a responsible adult in attendance. Please bring

                       your own fishing pole. No artificial lures or outside bait will be allowed.

                       Participants must us the worms that will be provided. Sponsored by the Coffey

                       County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and Flint Hills National Wildlife

                       Refuge.  Registration begins at 8:15.

10:45-11:30 am     BIRDS OF PREY PRESENTATION – Learn about the importance and

                       experience the beauty of our local birds of prey. If you are unable to attend this

                       presentation another one will be presented at 12:45. At New Strawn Community

                       Center.

10:30-4:30 pm      YARD GAMES – Challenge your family and friends to some fun competition by

                       participating in a variety of these games.

11:00-4:30 pm      BUBBLE, SIDEWALK CHALK, & COOLING STATIONS – Get artistic and creative

                       with this new sensory event. Sponsored by Coffey County Mothers of Pre-Schoolers.

                       STORYTIME TRAIL – Let the story be your guide on this nature walk. Provided by

                       Coffey County Library – New Strawn.

11:30-12:30 pm     FREE LUNCH AT KELLEY PARK - Enjoy a grilled hot dog, and chips courtesy of

                       Coffey Health System.

12:45-1:30 pm      BIRDS OF PREY PRESENTATION – Don’t miss this 2nd presentation on the

                       importance of our local birds of prey at the New Strawn Community Center. Shuttle

                       service will be provided from Riverside West Shelter house.

1:00-4:30 pm       ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT RIVERSIDE WEST

  • Zipline - ????

  • Canoeing – Canoes and lifejackets provided. Coffey County Water rescue will supervise.

  • Portable Climbing Wall – Race yourself and your friends to the top of our 20ft climbing wall.

  • Disc Golf – Try your luck with this popular outdoor sport. Equipment is provided.

  • Putt-Putt – Challenge your friends and family at our new putt-putt course. Provided by Coffey County Library – New Strawn.

  • Pellet Shoot – Test your marksmanship skills at this booth.

  • Tie-Dyed Shirt Station – Be creative at this new event and create your own personalized OK Kids Event t-shirt.

  • Dunk Tank – Test your aiming and throwing skills with our dunk tank and try to dunk your friends or family

  • Pedal Cars – Test your skills in one of our pedal cars.

  • Archery – Try your hand at this popular event.

  • Paintball Shoot – Equipment and supplies provided by CC Sheriff Reserves.

  • Inflatables – Challenge your friends or family on one of these inflatables.

  • Horse Rides – Enjoy a hand-led ride on one of man’s best friends.

  • Jet Ski Simulator – Satisfy your need for speed with this interactive event.

  • Build a Birdhouse – Build a birdhouse with the Wolf Creek Green Team. All materials and tools provided.

  • Sling Shot Target Shooting – Shoot wildlife decoys, metal, & movable targets at this brand new event. Provided by Burlington Police Department and Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

  • Trap Shooting - Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and Quail Forever will be hosting this year’s event which is located at the Coffey County gun club, South end of the dam. Participants do not need a hunter’s safety card and should not bring their own firearms as everything needed will be provided. Transportation will be provided to this event every 30 minutes from Kelley Park starting at 12:45.

1:30-2:30 pm       FIREFIGHTERS COMPETITION – Wear your swimsuit and be ready to get wet!

4:30-5:00 pm       MAGIC SHOW – Be amazed by a little close up sleight of hand during this magic

                       show.

5:30-7:00 pm       FREE SUPPER AT KELLEY PARK – The Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a BBQ

                       supper. Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will be having a dessert cooking

                       contest to go along with ice cream for dessert.

                       HAYRACK RIDES – Bikes are not permitted on the roads after dark.

AT DUSK          MOVIE AND POPCORN – Bring a lawn chair or beach towel to enjoy this fun

                       event.  Sponsored by Burlington Recreation Commission and Coffey County Fire

                       District #1.