26th Annual Wayne County Mud Day kicks off in Westland

WESTLAND, Mich., (WXYZ) - Wayne County Parks transformed the Hines Park-Nankin Mills area into a giant 75' x 150' mud pit playground on Tuesday.

The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m in celebration of the 26th Annual Mud Day.

Children, ages 12 and younger, get to play in one of the messiest playgrounds southeast Michigan has ever seen!

Thousands of kids charged into the mud at 11:00 a.m. Youngsters are separated into age categories for events such as, "Mud Limbo" and wheelbarrow races. Also, the 2013 King and Queen of Mud will be crowned.

Children should wear old clothes and shoes and bring a clean change of clothes. There are no showers on-site however, a clean-up area is available with hoses to aid in rinsing off the mud. Parents are also advised to bring a supply of towels. Plastic bags will be provided to ensure that all dirty clothes are properly contained for the trip home.

The Hines Park Nankin Mills Area is located on Hines Drive, east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

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