OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio – Considering it’s been a stressful year, Olmsted Falls Parks and Recreation is helping residents relax and exercise with a free series of park yoga at East River Park.
Presented by Circle of Life of Olmsted Township, events are scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 12, July 10 and August 14 in scenic Lewis Road Park. Pre-registration is required.
“We wanted to bring something new to the community and Kelly Patrick of Circle of Life actually approached the Parks and Recreation Council with this idea,” said Parks and Recreation Board Chair Jill Lukes. “We loved it and thought it was a perfect way to integrate the two communities and of course our beautiful park.
“So we are doing this as a series and hope to gauge interest and ultimately give many people in the community the opportunity to participate.”
Patrick called organizing an event in Olmsted Falls the obvious decision for Circle of life.
“I’ve been hosting events in North Olmsted for several years when it occurred to me to ask Olmsted Falls to host an event,” said Patrick. “Since I’m in Olmsted Falls, I should be hosting some free events in my own town. “
The location of East River Park not only provides the perfect yoga setting, but there is also a nearby play area for the kids.
For people who don’t own a yoga mat and don’t know how to adopt a downward dog pose, Patrick said this is the event for you.
“It’s free, it’s in the park and it’s a chance to try something new,” said Patrick. “We are starting to heal and recover from a global pandemic. A free outdoor yoga event is the perfect way to step out of your comfort zone and see what yoga is all about.
So far, the June date Yoga in the Park has over 50 residents registered with Lukes, noting that the city‘s cost for the free community event is only $ 50 per event.
“There’s a lot for the price here with an Olmsted Falls resident,” Lukes said.
In other recreation news, the city’s Music in the Park summer concert series returns with shows scheduled for 6 p.m. on June 27, July 25 and August 29 at East River Park.
“The goal here is just to give community members the opportunity to come to our parks for free and just enjoy the surroundings,” said Lukes.
“We are still in contact with the groups, but when we get closer we will share more details about the groups for each event.”
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