Saturday event to include activities for all ages

The battle rages in and around the Nerf gun zone in Louise Hays Park during the 2017 National Get Outdoors Day event. Nerf war will return to this year’s event, along with a rock-wall climb, dunking booth, petting zoo and more.


It’s time to get outside.

On Saturday, the Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual National Get Outdoors Day at Louise Hays Park.

“The goal of this event is to reconnect our youth and families to the great outdoors through traditional and non-traditional programming and recreation activities,” said Ashlea Boyle, director of Parks and Recreation.

The event will kick off at 8 a.m. with the second annual Kerrville Craft Beer 5K Run, which is sponsored by Pint & Plow and Basement Brewers of Texas. The event will take place along the Kerrville River Trail and will feature prizes, snacks, door prizes and, of course, beer from the sponsors.

Registration is required for the 5K, and that can be made online at

For more information on the 5K, contact Jake Walther at

At 9 a.m., the games begin. 

“Some of the programming includes a snake education exhibit, exercise classes, bounce houses, a rock-wall climb, Nerf war, dunk tank, a petting zoo, a trackless train ride and more,” Boyle said.

There will be a sand volleyball tournament at 5:30 p.m. at the Lehmann and Monroe Park volleyball courts. The tournament will 

be four versus four, round robin, one-game matches. The fee is $20 per team. 

Along with the tournament, there will be food, yard games, music and raffle prizes.

Contact for information on how to register a team for the volleyball tournament.

“We have a day full of fun activities planned to encourage play,” Boyle said. “Play is beneficial for physical, emotional, social and cognitive well-being. Grab your family and friends and join us for a day of play.”

For additional information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 830-257-730, or visit the city’s website at


Playhouse 2000 will present its seventh annual Shakespeare in the Park this weekend, with shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the Centennial Stage at Louise Hays Park. 

This year’s production is “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

The public is invited to enjoy the production; there is no charge for admission.

“Pick up a lawn chair and your favorite theater companions on the way, and plan an evening of classic theater under the stars,” a Playhouse 2000 spokesman said in a press release.

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I’m reading the article on events this Saturday and wondering if there are any volleyball groups that are short one member. I am 53 and haven’t played in a while, but I was both a volleyball coach and an active player until I came to Kerrville in 2014. [beam]

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