Among all the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Mobile, one in particular brings extra enjoyment for children--the Fun Truck Mobile.
The program--and truck--are operated under the Athletics Department by two part-time, seasonal employees, according to Laura Byrne of Parks and Recreation. They travel to the various city parks (schedule below) and conduct a variety of sports and games. Children aged 6-17 compete in balance beam, Frisbee throw accuracy, base running, jack stones, Checkers, jump rope, clock golf, marbles Frisbee golf, hopscotch, horshoes, tennis and softball throw distance.
The competition will lead ultimately to the Mayor's Cup, the championship. The finals of each competition will be held the week prior to Mayor's Cup Day on each playground with the winners competing in the Mayor's Cup Championship. Awards will be given to the Champion and the runner-up.
Fun Truck Mobile schedule:
Monday: 10 a.m.: Crawford; 12 p.m.: Rickarby; 2 p.m.: Laun; 4 p.m.: Mitternight
Tuesday: 10 a.m.: Public Safety; 2 p.m.: Newhouse
Wednesday: 10 a.m.: Crawford; 12 p.m.: Rickarby; 2 p.m.: Laun; 4 p.m.: Mitternight
Thursday: 10 a.m.: Municipal Park; 1 p.m. Medal of Honor
The Fun Mobile is stocked with kick balls, board games, Frisbees, horseshoes, softballs, hula hoops, bases, marbles and golf clubs for putting. To receive up to date info about the route, follow @onefunmobile on Twitter and Instagram.