Snow Day: Milton children invited to slide down slope

Aug. 10 event takes place at Friendship Park

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MILTON, Ga. — The forecast in Milton on Aug. 10 is — snow, but no jacket is necessary.

Not because of any sort of weather related anomaly, but because of the city of Milton’s “Back to School: Snow Tubing in the Park” event.

The event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be held in the Friendship Community Park, located at 12785 Birmingham Highway, and will feature a large snow tubing run and snow produced by the company Snow King.

The event was rescheduled from its original date in July due to the heavy rains experienced throughout the month. The rescheduling was necessary, said Jason Wright, communications manager for the city of Milton.

Wright said the large piece of infrastructure used for the slope would have sunk into the waterlogged ground.

This will be the first time the city has tried such a snowy event.

Wright said the event aims to “give people something they didn’t expect or had seen before.”

The expected turnout is between 250-800 people throughout the course of the event, Wright said.

“Based on the response, it’s going to be pretty popular,” Wright said.

If event is successful, expect it to return next summer.

The event will also include a bounce house provided by Milton Chiropractic & Massage, as well as face painting from Good Friend Mortgage and crafts from the School Place of Roswell.

The snow tubing is just one part of a series of summer events held in Friendship Park, called “Family, Fun, Flicks & Flurries.”

The next event will be two weeks later, Aug. 24 and will be a screening of the family favorite movie “The Sandlot” presented by B 98.5 FM’s “B at the Movies.”