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HealthWatch: Open Streets Kids Zone


Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay is meant to bring families together for fitness and fun- with safety being a top priority- and it's free.

When bikes and cars share the road it can be dangerous.  

Aurora BayCare Open Streets Green Bay will take some of that danger out.  The event  welcome bikers, walkers and skateboarders to enjoy the streets of downtown without the worry of traffic, "The streets are open to pedestrians alternative modes of transportation no automobile traffic," said Nick Olsen, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine.

Quinn Olsen has gone to the event every year, "I like riding my bike."

The route winds through several streets downtown and offers six healthy activity zones, "The bike rodeo where its going to teach families to navigate on the streets on their bikes safely, We have Nature Zone right here on CityDeck, there'll be some critters to pet," Explained Olsen.

Which is one of Quinn's favorite zones, "The Nature Zone. The Nature Zone why? Because you get to hold animals," said Quinn Olsen, De Pere.

The Festival Foods' Kids Zone is another of Quinn's favorites, "Face painting and we've got this huge, looks like a twister game for the kids and things like that so this will be the place the Festival Zone will be where the kids can kind of play and have fun," said  John Stiloski, Festival Foods.

And Quinn likes a little sibling competition, "Playing twister. Were you beating your sister? Yeah. Is that fun? hmhm yeah," said Quinn.

And for even more competition, "We also have an obstacle course for the kids that they can kind of run through," said Stiloski.

Another activity Quinn is looking forward to,"They are fun because you get to move around and is that healthy? Yeah. You like to be healthy? Yeah."

All of the activities in the Kids Zone are geared towards fun and health, "Getting outside, riding bikes, just being active just fits Festival Foods," said Stiloski.

And kids can pick up an activity passport to get stamped at activity zones- 5 stamps gets you, "A free really cool Open Streets t-shirt," said Olsen.

You can pick up the t-shirt at the information hub on the Main Street Bridge which is also closed to traffic during the event. 

Open Streets Green Bay is Saturday, July 14th from 9 am until 1 pm.

To learn more you can call AuroraBayCare at 866-938-0035 or email healthwatch@aurorabaycare.com


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