Randy Cole of the City of Alexandria’s bicycle committee explains the local bike routes to Jerusalem Brown, holding baby Jai’lyrik Moore, and Maleah Muskelly.
Photo by Janet Barnett/Gazette Packet
The City of Alexandria hosted RecFest, a free, family-focused event held May 4 at Armistead L. Boothe Park in the West End. The festival featured representatives from the city’s fitness, sports, enrichment, arts, nature, out of school time and summer camp programs.
Children and families were able to enjoy free games and demonstrations, meet instructors and staff, and register for programs and camps on-site. RecFest also featured a live performance by the interactive children’s pop-rock “Rainbow Rock Band,” where youths play instruments along with the band.
Also on site were face painting, a moon bounce, balloon art, live animal demonstrations, hands-on science and craft projects and art activities with the city’s Mobile Art Lab.