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Published on June 21, 2024
Yucaipa Regional Park's Summer Kick-Off to Feature Live Animals, Games, and Outdoor Movie ScreeningSource: Google Street View

This Saturday, Yucaipa Regional Park is transforming into a family paradise with their Summer Kick-Off event. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can expect a smorgasbord of activities that cater to both the young and the young at heart. According to San Bernardino County's official announcement, the lineup includes a live animal show from Wildlife Adventure Time, creative arts and crafts, team-based group games, and the wondrous sight of giant bubbles.

The park is also teaming up with the Library Adventure Bus to bring books and educational games directly to the event. Kids and parents alike can also look forward to giveaways. For those looking to satisfy their hunger, food vendors will be ready and waiting, but picnicking is also an option – so feel free to bring your own spread. You'll want to get there early, though—especially if you’re aiming to dip into the swim complex. It's first-come, first-serve and tends to quickly rack up long lines.

As the sun dips low, the day caps off with a complimentary screening of "Under the Boardwalk", complete with free popcorn for the early birds. The movie is slated to start right around dusk, so you're in for a stellar end to an action-packed day. Entry to this entire day of diversions is $10 per vehicle, which feels like a steal, linking right back to the good old days when a dime could actually get you something worthwhile. And for those already spending their night under the stars, the event is free of charge.

Anglers might be interested in knowing the lakes have been freshly stocked with catfish, which means your chances of catching dinner are looking good. The park officials recommend all to come prepared to enjoy, hence whether you’re in for a swim, a feast, a story, or just a good old movie under the sky, you’re well taken care of. Leashed pets are welcome too. Yucaipa Regional Park is nestled at 33900 Oak Glen Road, eager to welcome you to what promises to be a highlight of the summer season.

For the nitty-gritty on what to expect, those hungry for more information can hit up the county's parks site, the library portal, or the museum page for more details on their regular offerings. And don't forget to stroke the edges of some natural beauty and quaint local community culture while you're there—after all, making memories is what a day at the park is all about.