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Posted on: December 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Washtenaw County Parks Winter Fun Fest!

Hunt for the Yeti

Tis' the season to be freezin'! Winter is coming… and so is Washtenaw County Parks’ 4th Annual Winter Fun Fest!  Celebrate the cold-weather season at parks and preserves throughout Washtenaw County. Whether you like warming up by a fireplace or tromping through freshly fallen snow, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Roll into the New Year with some exciting winter activities at Rolling Hills Park! The Chamberlin Petting Zoo will be back for this year’s Snow Much Fun! on January 26th. Or, snap a photo on a hunt for the elusive Rolling Hills Eddie the Yeti, at the Hunt for the Yeti, on February 10th.

At Independence Lake Park on February 2nd, kids have a chance to learn about winter fishing and safety practices at the Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic, complete with a delicious cup of hot cocoa and cookies by the fire! Then you can try your hand (or pole!) at ice fishing.This year, the Annual Ice Fishing Derby will take place at Independence Lake on February 9th.

For those visiting Ann Arbor, Nelson Meade County Farm Park will be hosting the 4th Annual Ice Carving Festival on February 9.  Watch college teams compete to create beautiful works of art in the park! The adjacent Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will be hosting the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, February 16th. Dance the night away and create beautiful memories with the special little lady in your life.

Experience nature this season with naturalists-led programs.For instance, you can explore along the river's edge during the Winter River Walk, on February 9th at the Burns-Stokes Preserve, or hike through woods and open fields along the Saline River during the Exploring Draper-Houston Preserve program on February 16th.

There are so many incredible opportunities to get outside and active this winter! For a full listing of events and details, see our WCPARC Winter 2018-2019 Newsletter, or check out our Winter Fun Fest Flyer!  Registration required for Winter Fun Fest events at

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