The PBPN Division of Planning and Environmental Protection (PEP) organized a Community Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, May 7, at Prairie Peoples Park, with the participation of other departments and community members. The event included various activities such as a disc golf tournament, a race and fun walk, biking, and family yard games, in addition to plant giveaways, educational and outreach tables, and food vendors. T-shirts were handed out to attendees at the registration table until supplies ran out.
The event began with the disc golf tournament in the morning, continued with a full schedule of activities, and ended in the early afternoon. Both the four-kilometer race and fun walk attracted a crowd of participants.
Members of the Topeka Community Cycle Project led a six-mile bike ride and provided free bike gear, while younger kids enjoyed a “bike rodeo” including a safety check, obstacle courses, and games.
Community members in attendance were entered in a raffle for door prizes, and winners of the cornhole tournament and other games were also awarded prizes. The Boys and Girls Club also provided free sack lunches for the event.