Not a trace of snow fell in South Pasadena on Saturday, but don’t tell the dozens of kids who frolicked in the white stuff at Garfield Park.
Some tossed snowballs, others rolled around in it while most took sleds to the highest reaches of embankments and slid to the bottom, arms raised, smiling brightly enjoying the city’s 5th annual Snow Day.
A truck full of snow created a playful area for the four-hour event featuring sled runs, snow play, crafts, and a Tot Land area for younger children.
Those with wristbands were treated to 45 minutes of access to sled runs as kids were encouraged to wear scarves and mittens to fight off the chill.
The city’s first snow day was in January 2016, and it has picked up in popularity every year.
“It is a very popular event for families, as they only have to come to Garfield Park to play in the snow,” said Sheila Pautsch, the city’s community services director. “It’s fun to see the little one’s dressed in full snow gear and excited to slide down hills on the sleds or just play in the snow. Bringing the snow to the park for a day of family fun is much easier than the drive up the mountain in snow. The event provides fun and quality time for our families.”
For more information about future events presented by the city’s South Pasadena’s Community Services Department call (626) 403-7380