On Saturday, May 19 from 10am-2pm, Walnut Creek Wetland Park will host Mud Day, a free event for people of all ages. The event highlights the importance of wetlands, as well as the critical importance that healthy outdoor fun plays in a child's development.
Activities will include two obstacle courses (one for preschoolers, and one for elementary age and older), soil painting, mud kitchen, clay art, water wall, dirt play, build-your-own log hotel, giant bubble wands, earth bracelets, fort building, and much more. There will be live animals from Carolina Wetlands Association and Piedmont Wildlife, plants for sale by Carnage Magnet Middle School's Botany and Ecology electives, vermicomposting information and milkweed seeds you can plant and take home.
There will be representatives from many city departments including Urban Forestry, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Outreach and Enrichment, Bike/Pedestrian, Pullen Arts, Stormwater, Volunteer Services, and Sustainability.
Other participating agencies include Project Enlightenment, Wake County Smart Start, Marbles Kids Museum, NC Wildlife Federation, Wake County Soil and Water, the Center for Human-Earth Restoration, and Wake County EMS.
The City of Raleigh Fire Department will be on hand to "decontaminate" (i.e., hose off) participants, but it is recommended that those intending to maximize their fun bring a change of clothes! Picnic areas will be available and several food trucks will be on hand.
- May 19, 2018
- 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center
- 950 Peterson Street
- Raleigh, NC 27610
For more information, contact
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 919-996-2761