The City of Powell puts on a Summer Concert Series called Lolli-pops. Although there are no lollipops at this event, it is a lot of fun for your infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and maybe even slightly older.
I had just heard about it and so far we’ve been twice. The first time the music was not engaging for the kids and it was raining. Luckily there is a pavilion in the back where we sat under and stayed dry.
The second time the music was fabulous and Jolie even wanted to go closer to the stage where a lot of the preschoolers were dancing and singing. There are also buckets of chalk upfront so she could draw on the sidewalk.
There is plenty to do here as there is a playground and splash pad far enough away from the stage and sitting area to not disturb those listening but close enough to chase your kid around as they go back and forth (what toddler sits still for an hour?!).
At 2, my daughter is still figuring out these “splash pads” as she’s a little intimidated to run through the spraying water especially with lots of other kids around. We bring her bathing suit regardless because the kids from the splash pad run over to the playground so it’s all wet too.
Jolie’s favorite part is the train and of course like every park, the rocker.
If you haven’t been, check the City of Powell schedule for the next concert. It’s really so nice and a great place to get together with other moms!
- Bring your bathing suit and towel regardless. Even those parents that think there kids won’t like it will get wet if playing in the playground or seeing all the other kids at the splash pad will make them want to get close enough. Trust me!
- Bring a change of clothes just in case. Everything gets wet!
- Bring snacks and even lunch if you want to stay after the concert, which lasts from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Under the pavilion there are some picnic tables.
- Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn. If you have a newborn, I recommend trying to get a spot under the pavilion as there is not any shade on the lawn and it gets hot even on a nice day.
- Leave the stroller behind unless you have too much stuff or an infant of course.
- Leave your valuables in the car as you will be chasing the kids around and not really able to keep an eye out on all your stuff. It’s completely safe but I do this just in case.
- Arrive EARLY! Parking fills up quickly and there is overflow parking but it’s farther away. We like to arrive between 9-9:30 a.m. so we can get a good spot and Jolie can try the splash pad before it gets overwhelming for her.
- Most importantly, this event and place is FREE!!!