Dare County Parks & Recreation to Host Family Fun in the Park Block Party on Friday, July 19, 2024

Dare County invites residents, visitors and property owners from throughout the community to attend the Dare County Parks & Recreation Department’s first Family Fun in the Park Block Party, which will take place along Mustian Street* in Kill Devil Hills on Friday, July 19, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free event will feature a cookout, water slide, games, scavenger hunts and work vehicle displays, among other activities.

The fun begins at the Veterans Drive entrance to Family Recreation Park (between the baseball fields), where participants will pick up a map that can be stamped at each stop and returned when finished for entry to win several prizes.

Some of the free, family friendly activities that are planned along the block include:

hotdog graphicHotdogs and hamburgers served at the Dare County Parks & Recreation Family Recreation Park concession stand
water drop graphicA water trivia dunk booth at the Dare County Water Department
graphic of booksSidewalk chalk art activities at the Dare County Library’s Kill Devil Hills branch
Graphic of cornhole boardsGrandparents vs. grandkids cornhole competitions at the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center
Graphic of a mapScavenger hunts through the Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden and Aviation Park
Graphic of ambulanceEmergency services vehicle displays with Dare County EMS and the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department, as well as transportation vehicle displays with the Dare County Transportation System and Dare County Parks & Recreation field maintenance equipment displays in the Family Recreation Park Youth Center parking lot
Graphic of a tennis racquet. Family short court tennis facilitated by the Outer Banks Tennis Association at the Family Recreation Park tennis courts
Graphic of a water slideVarious games on the lawn featuring a water slide, as well as Dare County department informational booths

This is a free event, and everyone in the community is invited to attend! For more information about the Dare County Parks & Recreation Department’s Family Fun in the Park Block Party, view the Family Fun in the Park Block Party Facebook event or click the button below to access the event webpage or visit DareNC.gov/BlockParty.

*Attendees are encouraged to park at First Flight Elementary School, which is located at 107 Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills. The parking lot at Family Recreation Park will be roped off for emergency services vehicle displays and pedestrians.