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Play on the Way

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Central Michigan University students and faculty are bringing fun and healthy supervised activities to a neighborhood near you with the Mobile Recreation: Play on the Way programPlay on the Way provides supervised recreation opportunities to communities around mid-Michigan while providing hands-on learning experiences for CMU recreation, parks and leisure services students.

What we offer

  • Sports and exercise/physical activities
  • Arts, music and cultural activities
  • Environmental and outdoor education
  • Games and family activities
  • Water fun​​

​​​​​​​​Where and when can we play?

Mobile Recreation: Play on the Way
Play on the Way programs can be set up during non-school hours/days at school playgrounds and gyms, township halls, churches, neighborhood parks or any open location within an approximate 30-mile radius of CMU.​​

Programs are scheduled and sponsored financially by local entities such as municipal departments, nonprofit/human service organizations, local businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, or civic groups. There is no fee for individual participants
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Our goals

Bring fun to you 
We want to provide access to safe activities for children and families in locations without existing recreational programming.

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Focus on health
By bringing activities to local communities, we will help children and families increase the amount of time spent being active and healthy.


Enhance student learning

We will increase educationally driven RPL student experiential-learning and service-learning opportunities ​with RPL student facilitators and activity leaders .​

2017 Calendar 

ICPR = Isabella County Parks and Recreation
DNP= Deerfield Nature Park
HRA=Herrick Recreation Area
CLFP=Coldwater Lake Family Park

May
Date
Time
Name/Location
Saturday, May 27
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​ICPR - CLFP

June
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​Date Time Name/Location
Saturday, June 1010 a.m. to 2 p.m.Paddle Sports Day
ICPR - DNP
Thursday, June 151 p.m. to 4 p.m.
School's Out for Summer!
ICPR - DNP
Friday, June 161 p.m. to 4 p.m.ICPR - DNP
Thursday, June 228:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Farmers Market, Island Park, Mt. Pleasant, MI

ICPR - DNP
Friday, June 231 p.m. to 4 p.m.
ICPR - DNP
Wednesday, June 2810 a.m. to 2 p.m.
mParks, A Day at the Capital, Lansing, MI
​Thursday, June 29​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.​ICPR - DNP
​Friday, June 30​1 pm. to 4 p.m.
Shoot for the Stars
ICPR - DNP

​​​​​​July​​​
​Date Time Name/Location
Saturday, July 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.ICPR - CLFP
Thursday, July 61 p.m. to 4 p.m.ICPR - HRA
Friday, July 71 p.m. to 4 p.m.All Things Super!
ICPR - CLFP
Saturday, July 81 p.m. to 4 p.m.Outdoor Adventure (Canoes)
ICPR - DNP
​Thursday, July 13​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.​​ICPR - HRA
Friday, July 141 p.m. to 4 p.m.
ICPR - CLFP
​Saturday, July 151 p.m. to 4 p.m.One with Nature
​ICPR - DNP
​Thursday, July 20​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​ICPR - HRA
​​Friday, July 21​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Mess Day
ICPR - CLFP
Saturday, July 221 p.m. to 4 p.m.​ICPR - DNP
Tuesday, July 25Noon to 3 p.m.
Community Service Day, Island Park, 
Mt. Pleasant, MI
​​Thursday, July 27​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Water Day
​ICPR - HRA
​​Friday, July 28
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Water Day
​ICPR - CLFP
Saturday, July 29​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​ICPR - DNP



August​​​
​Date Time Name/Location
Wednesday, August 210 a.m. to 2 p.m.
mParks, A Day at Belle Isle, Belle Isle, MI
Thursday, August 31 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​ICPR - DNP
Friday, August 4
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Outdoor Adventure (Canoes)
​​ICPR - DNP
Thursday, August 10
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​​ICPR - DNP
Friday, August 11
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Things That Fly​​
ICPR - DNP
Thursday, August 17
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​​ICPR - DNP
Friday, August 18
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​​ICPR - DNP
Thursday, August 24
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
​ICPR - DNP
Friday, August 25
​1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Picnic in the Park
​ICPR - DNP
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​Stay Connected


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​For more information

Kevin Troshak
Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration
Central Michigan University
107 Finch Fieldhouse
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859​

 ​989-774-1528 ​​
 trosh1km@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Lori Irwin, Ed.D., CPRP
Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration
Central Michigan University
107 Finch Fieldhouse
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859​

 ​989-774-1022 ​​
 lori.irwin@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​

There is no fee for individual and family participants. 

Play on the Way sessions are scheduled and sponsored financially by local entities such as township, county, city departments; local businesses; faith-based organizations; schools or civic groups. ​


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