The Perfect Picnic at the Park

The weather has finally warmed up and the sunshine is likely calling your name! Pack a picnic basket and visit your local park!

Enjoying the Outdoors is brought to you in partnership with Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Deciding what to pack in a picnic basket can be tough. You want it to stay fresh, but you don’t want anything too bulky. Follow these tips for the perfect picnic in the park!

  1. Leave nothing behind! Make sure to pack up and remove any and all trash.
  2. Don’t forget the sunscreen and shade. It’s important to protect your skin and eyes when filling your tummy. Bring a pop-up tent or umbrella to block the strong mid-day rays. Even if you plan to picnic in the shade, packing sunscreen is essential. Pack some bug spray, too!
  3. Fruits and veggies are your friends. Watermelon, grapes, raspberries, celery, and carrots are great picnic snacks! These items can be brought along in a small basket or cooler and handle the temperatures while you lounge and snack.
  4. Avoid cold foods. Ice cream and popsicles are delicious, but they won’t be able to handle the summertime heat.
  5. Don’t forget the lawn games! Cornhole is large and bulky to bring along, but you can quickly set up and easily carry a game like ring toss, Kubb, or ladder ball.

Now it’s time to gather up your family, invite some friends,

Looking Ahead

Various Fishing Tournaments at Multiple Lake Parks

Independence Day Weekend at Tappan Lake Park – June 30 to July 3

Independence Day Weekend at Charles Mill Lake Park – June 30 to July 2

Moonlight Kayak at Atwood Lake Park – July 5

Moonlight Kayak at Pleasant Hill Lake Park – July 6

Coffee with the Chief at Clendening Marina – July 7

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The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is responsible stewards dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, conservation, and recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed. The MWCD is the largest conservancy district in the state and led the effort to construct 14 dams and reservoirs. The MWCD has jurisdiction for its operations in all or portions of an 18-county area. The 18 counties wholly or partially contained in the MWCD jurisdiction are Ashland, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Harrison, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne, and Washington.

Audrey Mattevi, Reporting

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