By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Marna O'Brien Park in Wildomar becomes a campground for a night

 

Last updated 6/27/2018 at 1:48pm

Alex Groves

Children line up to slide down the "Surf the Wave" inflatable water slide during Wildomar's Camp out in the Park event, June 23.

Visitors flocked to Marna O'Brien Park in Wildomar Saturday, June 23, for camping, a movie and some splish-splashing fun.

Young families started arriving around 4:30 p.m. to set up tents for the fifth annual Camp out in the Park event, which had them pay a $5 fee to set up a tent and stay overnight.

There were numerous items set up at the park for child enjoyment including an inflatable water slide, a bounce house and a bubble-making station.

As nightfall settled in, families could watch the movie "Open Season" on a large inflatable screen.

The event was one of many being held for The Great American Campout, a National Wildlife Federation effort to get people outdoors.

City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore, who was helping to check campers in, said some visitors had come from quite a distance just to camp.

"We have a family here from Pasadena, and it was the first time the children had ever set up a tent," Moore said. "To see families experience things for the first time is my favorite thing."

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