Put on your gloves and scarves, boots and warm jackets because the weather forecast is calling for snow Saturday in Perris—at least at Foss Field Park adjacent to the City Hall Campus at 101 North D Street.
It’s Snow Day in Perris. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. an area of Foss Park will be converted into a playground for youngsters to frolic, make snowballs, create snow angels and bring a little bit of winter to a City where snow rarely falls.
“It’s an opportunity to have fun in the snow without going to the mountains—and you don’t need snow chains for your tires,” said Perris Recreation Coordinator Rachel Pinedo. “It’s a great event for parents and children that draws a big crowd.”
City officials expect about 300 youngsters to dress up. The play area will be divided into two sections, one for younger kids from 3 to 5-years-old and the other for bigger children from 6 to 12 years old. City staffers also will prepare a small slope for children to sled down. An on-site vendor will provide hot chocolate.
“Snow Day provides the chance for Perris kids to play in the snow,” Pinedo said. “A lot of them don’t get that opportunity. But dress warmly. It does get cold and your feet can get wet.”