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Thursdays in the Park

Thursdays in the Park are back this summer! Each Thursday will feature free fun and activities at Swimming Area 1. Weekly themes will vary offering something for everyone. Head to the beach and check it out!

June 27th will be Kid's Day at Island Beach! Stop by Swimming Area 1 for free games, crafts, and programs!

GFunk Kid's Fitness Class - 10 am - 11 am
Touch Tank - 10 am - 11 am and 3 pm - 4 pm
Seining - 11 am & 2 pm
Magic Show - 12 pm
Trail Tails - 1 pm

Can't make it this week? We have events throughout the summer!

6/27 and 7/18 - Kid's Days (crafts, magic show, G Funk Fitness)
7/25 - Conservation Day (information and activities with local environmental groups)
8/22 - Health and Wellness Expo

Programs are free, but Friends of IBSP volunteers will be collecting donations at the Gate. Please consider making a donation to the Friends in lieu of paying the standard entrance fee!

Interested in volunteering or having a table at one of the events? Contact Stevie -


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