WESTLAND, Mich. (WXYZ) - Hines Park in Westland transformed into a giant mud pit playground for the 25th annual Mud Day!
Thousands of children got the chance to go wild in a giant 75' x 150' ft. mud pit playground today. Besides charging into the mud and screaming, kids got the chance to compete in events such as "Mud Limbo" and wheel barrow races.
The King and Queen of Mud were also crowned.
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano said the county made this the biggest mud pit in the event's history, using 200 tons of top soil and 20,000 gallons of water.
The event wasn't only fun and games. Emergency workers from the Western Wayne County Hazmat team practiced decontamination, cleaning muddy kids as if they had been in a chemical spill.
Lt. Mike Kish from the Farmington Hills Fire Department says the event gets national attention, and is one of the only events in the nation that allows emergency responders to practice decontamination on people.
"Because of this we have some of the most prepared hazmat teams in the country," said Kish.
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