Palo Alto Weekly

News - May 18, 2012

Mayor hosts 'Day in the Park' June 3

Event is second-installment in year-long YMCA Mayor's Challenge

Bring on the bocce.

That's what Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh is hoping residents throughout Palo Alto will say on Sunday, June 3, when he hosts the second installment of his "YMCA Mayor's Challenge."

The free recreational event, entitled "Day in the Park," will feature yoga, bocce ball and youth tennis. The purpose of the Mayor's Challenge is to bring neighbors together to meet one another, he said in a press release.

The event is loosely competitive, with points awarded to the neighborhoods that turn out the most participants.

Day in the Park will take place at Mitchell Park and Rinconada Park from 2-5 p.m. Each hour will include 45-minute sessions of each sport simultaneously, with the tennis limited to kids 10 years old and younger. Participants can rotate through all three sessions or just choose one, Yeh said.

Day in the Park is an all-volunteer event co-sponsored by Palo Alto Tennis Club and Campo di Bocce, according to Yeh.

Tennis rackets and Bocce Balls will be provided, but neighbors should bring their own yoga mats.

This event is open to Palo Alto residents, all school-district students, and people who commute to work in Palo Alto.

The first Mayor's Challenge event, table tennis, took place on March 25, with more than 150 neighbors and volunteers turning out. The top three neighborhoods with the greatest number of participants in the first challenge were Midtown, Barron Park and Old Palo Alto.

People can register for Day in the Park at www.ymcamayorschallenge.org or in person at the Palo Alto Family YMCA on Ross Road. Additional information is available by contacting Stephanie at the YMCA at 650-842-7167 or shannah@ymcasv.org.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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