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Family Programs and Recreation

Don't' miss out on these great programs by Fairborn Parks & Recreation as we continue to PLAY as a family in Fairborn!

Take a look at the upcoming FALL Program!

Help us celebrate Fairborn’s 70th birthday this year by creating a Fairborn themed birthday cupcake. Decorate the cupcake in Fairborn colors (blue & white) and anything else you wish. All cupcakes must have a candle! Register online by Aug. 7th and submit a photo of your completed cupcake by e-mail to by August 14th. Each entry will receive a Certificate of Participation. Top 3 will receive a Fairborn themed Birthday Bag! Winners will be announced by August 31st 2020.

Let’s rock this scavenger hunt as you seek out some of the 70 #FAIRBORNROCKS painted rocks hidden through the city from Wright State to Wright Patt. Stay tuned as clues will be posted via social media. If you find one, use the hashtag #FAIRBORNROCKS to keep track of where it is located.

FAIRBORN BINGO:  September 1 - November 20
70 days to PLAY – BINGO runs September 11th - November 20th! Download the BINGO board here. Discover many ways to PLAY in our parks while maintaining social distancing. Capture a picture of all the “pieces” used to create a BINGO along with a picture of your board. One board per household. Send all your pictures to by November 20th. Each entry will receive a prize in the mail.

HALLOWEEN FUN ACTIVITY BOX: September 7 - October 9 | Cost $5 | Ages 7-13
Each activity box contains an art/craft project and activities to keep having this Halloween. This fun-filled box is filled with something creepy, kooky, and a little bit spooky to have a frightfully delightful Halloween. Boxes will be delivered October 16th. One dollar discount per box in the same household (ex. 2nd, 3rd, etc. box= $4 per box). Registration:

THANKSGIVING FUN ACTIVITY BOX: October 17 - November 13 | Cost $5 | Ages 7-13
Each activity box contains an art/craft project and activities to celebrate Thanksgiving and all things FALL. This fun box is filled with everything for which to be thankful: games, activity sheets, Thanksgiving art projects, and much more! Boxes will be delivered on November 20th. One dollar discount per box in the same household (ex. 2nd, 3rd, etc. box= $4/box). Registration:

OUTDOOR EXPLORER ACTIVITY BOX: November 1 - November 15 | Cost $5 | Ages 5-18
Register to receive your special Outdoor Explorer Activity Box just in time for Take-a-Hike Day. Each box contains everything you will need to discover what to see, touch, smell, and hear in the woods. Activities in box will be packaged according to age group. Get out and hike on National Take a Hike Day on Tuesday, November 17th and e-mail your photo to Boxes will be delivered on Monday, November 16th. Registration:

NRPA’s BioBlitz Parks for Pollinators 2020: September 1 - September 30 | Cost FREE | Ages All
Download the free app iNaturalist® and join the project “Parks for Pollinators 2020: Fairborn”. Take a photo of any pollinator animal or flowering plant. Click “observe” and add your photo. iNaturalist® will help you discover and name what you found! Get your cell phones ready and see how many pollinators you can discover throughout Fairborn! Stay tuned for weekly pollinator information. To find the project, click on “more”-“projects”-“search”. The city logo will appear next to the project name.

PYOP (Pick Your Own Pumpkin): October 12 - October 30 | Cost $1 | Ages ALL              
Carve out some time for family fun by Picking Your Own Pumpkin from the Fairborn Parks & Recreation pumpkin patch while supplies last. The pumpkin patch will be open Oct. 12th-Oct. 30th Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Drop your $1 into the donation box on the picnic table.  October 12th-30th 9am-4pm Parks & Recreation office at 461 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd

SPOOKTACULAR Virtual Costume Contest & Parade FREE
Fairborn’s Spooktacular Costume Contest has gone virtual! Submit your photo for a chance to win prizes! Categories: 0-4 years old, 5-9 years old, 10-16 years old, 16+ years old, Family, Best Couple, & Scariest. Each category will be limited to 50 contestants. A slide-show will be created and shared via social website and on the website in lieu of the Parade.  Submit your photo via e-mail to by October 23rdE-mail must include: Name(s), Category, Age(s), Address, City, State, Zip Code

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