Join us for Youth Outdoor Activity Day, hosted by the Douglas County Pheasants Forever and the Alexandria Viking Sportsmen. The event’s purpose is to introduce children and their families to as many outdoor activities as possible, providing completely free equipment and opportunities for kids to pursue whatever interests them and will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alexandria Shooting Park.
The event is free for anyone who wants to attend. Every kid will receive a t-shirt, and this year there are over 5,000 pieces of outdoor equipment and books that will be given away as prizes or as complimentary gifts. There is also a free lunch with hot dogs, chips, and granola bars. There will also be free ice cream.
This year’s edition is also going to highlight the equipment library here in Alexandria. The library provides cheap equipment rentals for families who want to try out new activities throughout the year. The equipment was purchased by the Douglas County Pheasants Forever and the Alexandria Viking Sportsmen, and the school district houses and maintains it. Families or individuals can check the equipment out by going to alexschools.org and clicking on community education under the departments’ tab, then clicking on community services, and finally on the outdoor gear library tab or by calling 320-762-3310 Ext: 4242. The library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.