New Fun Zone open for play

Ribbon cutting kicks off new Wednesday Fun Zone

Shyane Belzer/MDN Minot Park District members are shown with the Minot Chamber Ambassadors on Wednesday as a ribbon was cut to kick-off their new Fun Zone at the Minot State University air-supported dome.

The new Minot Fun Zone opened Wednesday at the air-supported dome at Minot State University. The ribbon was cut at 9 a.m. as a kick-off to the first day of play for children in the area.

The Minot Fun Zone at the Bubble will be open every Wednesday through the month of January and February to give children a place to play “outdoors” during the winter months to get them out and active.

“We are very excited about this,” said Ron Merritt, executive director of the Minot Park District. “We are going to give it a try and try to offer some more activities for kids to do some activities indoors.”

At the opening event, activities were set up for children to run around and play with, including an obstacle course, mega blocks, mini golf, and more. The plan for the weekly Fun Zone will include a variety of programs alongside the other activities to keep things interesting.

The Fun Zone at the Bubble is the work of the Minot Park District, Minot Recreation Commission, Minot State University and the Minot Area Community Foundation. Members came together with the Minot Chamber Ambassadors to say a few words and welcome the public in.

“We are very happy for all the partners that have helped us do this,” Merritt noted at the ribbon cutting.

Minot Chamber Ambassadors helped cut the ribbon while congratulating the Park District on the new Fun Zone.

The Fun Zone at the Bubble will be an addition to the Fun Zone at the Minot Auditorium that is held Tuesday and Thursday.