Rec2Go brings fun to the road

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Nichole Haberlin, recreation director for Noblesville Parks and Recreation, brings the Rec2Go van out to the Noblesville Girls Softball Association’s opening night on May 1 and provides fun games and activities to all the kids who attended. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Nichole Haberlin, recreation director for Noblesville Parks and Recreation, brings the Rec2Go van out to the Noblesville Girls Softball Association’s opening night on May 1 and provides fun games and activities to all the kids who attended. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

By Anna Skinner

Noblesville Parks and Recreation has created a fun, easy way to bring fun on the road.

Rec2Go is a van that carries around different items to create easy games at existing events or at its own events.

“It is a new method of trying to take recreation out to the people instead of people coming to us. This is a way for us to go to them,” said Brandon Bennett, director of Noblesville Parks and Recreation.

Rec2Go can easily go to events and neighborhoods and create fun in a matter of minutes with the different activities that can be carried around in the back of the van. It is also available for birthday parties or special events, where they will bring everything needed.

Bennett said Rec2Go is used for more than one purpose, but that Noblesville Parks and Recreation wants to create an excitement and curiosity in people when they see the van with the Rec2Go logo on the side, similar to the feelings that specific food trucks bring.

Once Rec2Go releases the time and whereabouts of their location, kids can drop in and enjoy instant fun with the portable games available at no cost.

Bennett said that the model is still new, and they can also provide Nature2Go. He has hopes of partnering with the schools and teaching students about nature and Noblesville Parks and Recreation.

The van premiered on May 1, when the department attended the Noblesville Girls Softball Association’s opening night activities, creating a game of dodgeball on the spot with music. Kids flocked to the van and immediately got involved.

There hasn’t been a grand kick-off for Rec2Go yet, but Bennett said they hope to create a Facebook page for the van to inform people of when and where it will be.

To learn more about Rec2Go, visit www.cityofnoblesville.org/parks/topic.

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