Children Activities to Do in Avon, OH

Children Activities to Do in Avon, OH
The city of Avon, Ohio is located about 25 minutes west of downtown Cleveland. This small city is well-known as the home of Duck brand duct tape, causing it to become the site of the annual Duct Tape Festival. Avon residents and visitors enjoy the city's proximity to Lake Erie for water sports and fishing as well as several large park areas, such as the French Creek Reservation and Nature Center. There are plenty of activities for young ones in this city, including baseball games and safety programs.

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival

Since 2004, Avon has hosted the annual Duct Tape Festival. The festival is held each summer in Avon's Veteran's Memorial Park. This quirky, three-day event showcases artistic creations made completely of colorful duct tape. Everything from sculptures to clothes are on display at the festival site, with awards going to the top designs. A parade is held as part of the family-friendly celebration, which is also a tribute to the city of Avon, where Duck brand duct tape originated. A variety of games and vendors are located at the park during the weekend-long event, providing even more entertainment and fun for families and children.

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
37001 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
866-818-1116
avonducttapefestival.com

Lake Erie Crushers Baseball

The Lake Erie Crushers Baseball team plays at the All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, providing a great opportunity for families to enjoy America's favorite pastime. The Crushers are a minor league team that have games from May to September each year. The ballpark offers a Crushers Kids Club, which includes a free ticket to each of the Tuesday night Kids Club games, a t-shirt, bracelet and invitations to special events like autograph sessions. Members of the Kids Club also get free access to the ballpark's Kids Zone where children can enjoy some free space to play.

Lake Erie Crushers Baseball
2009 Baseball Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
440-934-3636
lakeeriecrushers.com

Safety Town

Safety Town is an annual program held each summer at the Avon Community Center. This week-long program is designed for children who are planning to start kindergarten in the Fall. The police and fire departments in Avon offer safety tips, and kids get the chance to ride on a school bus. Only Avon residents may participate in the program, and registration is mandatory.

Safety Town
Avon Community Center
2155 Eaton Drive
Avon, Oh 44011
cityofavon.com

Playground Days

Avon residents can welcome to participate in Avon's playground days program. This event is held every Monday through Thursday for most of the summer months, and includes supervised playtime on the playgrounds at Schwartz Road Park and Northgate Park. Playground equipment, jump ropes, wiffle ball, sidewalk chalk, sandboxes and inflatable water slides are all part of the fun. Parents do not have to stay during the supervised time, which is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Playground Days
cityofavon.com

Schwartz Road Park
34741 Schwartz Road
Avon, OH 44054

Northgate Park
2155 Eaton Drive
Avon, Oh 44011

Article Written By Ashley Henshaw

Ashley Henshaw is a writer based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on the websites of The Huffington Post, "USA Today" and "The San Francisco Chronicle," among others. Henshaw received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University Chicago.

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