For the next eight weeks, York County parents have another option to entertain the kids on Sunday afternoons.

Bring On Play, the York City group that builds playgrounds for kids and encourages playfulness among adults, is bringing its Plaza Palooza series back for a second year.

Plaza Palooza was a big success last year, so not much is changing, said Adrienne Brenner, an organizer.

This year, there will simply be more of everything -- volunteers, sponsors and activities, Brenner said.

"We just wanted to make sure that each event has a ton of stuff," she said.

In 2011, Plaza Palooza netted almost $9,000 for Bring On Play's playground-building efforts. More than 1,000 people participated.

Admission will again be $4 per person, both kids and adults.

Theme weeks: The series is planned to continue on Sundays through Dec. 2, with a different theme each week.

The series kicks off Sunday from

noon to 4 p.m. with a Let's Get Movin' theme, featuring a bike decoration station, relay races, football and baseball clinics, bike safety lessons, yoga for kids, Irish dancing and demonstrations of cheerleading and gymnastics.

Kids who wear a Little League jersey will receive $1 off admission.

Throughout the series, Bring On Play will discount admission by $1 for anyone who brings 10 plastic bags, which will be recycled into a park bench.


On every Sunday during the eight-week series, organizers will set up the Imagination Playground, a bounce house and Lego brick activities. Every week after this Sunday, there will also be an ice-skating rink.

Future themes include art, fall harvest, make-believe, music, animals and healthy bodies.

The event is held outside on the Brooks Robinson Plaza at Sovereign Bank Stadium but is moved inside during bad weather.

"I'm just so excited about it," Brenner said. "I'm hoping we have the weather that we had last year."

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