Summerfest 2012 is Upon Us

Are you ready for some fantastic food and fun? Gear up for games and good times!   There’s going to be rides and a riot of a good time.  Fountain Valley’s Summerfest 2012 is upon us!  Last year at Summerfest 2011, the Gravitron and the Zipper made it exciting for the big kids.  The alligator ride and the big yellow slide was fun for the young ones.  For the guys trying to win stuffed animals for their dates…well, we had tons of game booths!

This year promises to be just as fun.  Biking around Mile Square Park, I saw them setting up all sorts of rides, like the Umbrella ride.  Everything is almost ready! Coincidentally tomorrow is your last day for presale wristbands for $15 saving you $7!

“Valid June 8, June 9, or June 10 at Fountain Valley Summerfest. Go you Recreation Center anytime between now and 5pm on June 7 to benefit from these savings while supplies last. Cost is $15 with this deal or $22 at the event. CASH ONLY!”

There will also be free music by live bands on both Friday and Saturday.  come out and listen to Meaning in Masterpiece or Tremor.  Games, rides, music…There’s something for everyone here at Fountain Valley’s Summerfest!

Hope to see you there!


Ferris Wheel Fountain Valley Summerfest

Fountain Valley Summerfest


Duck Game

Duck Hunt!


Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt 2012

One of the many things to do in Fountain Valley CA is the annual Easter Egg Hunt. It will take place on Saturday April 4th beginning at 8:30 and lasting until 11:30 AM. Come out with your family and enjoy some a fun time with your kids at the Easter Egg Hunt at Mile Square Park.

What to Do in Fountain Valley, CA

What to Do in Fountain Valley, CA

For everyone that thinks Fountain Valley is boring, this video is for you. It is a short video that is truly cheesy, yet still maintains a level of cuteness.

What can you do?
1. Archery at OC Archery
2. Bowling at Fountain Bowl
3. Fishing at Mile Square Park
4. Running, Dancing/Acting Classes and more at Fountain Valley Sports Center
5. Golf
6. Putting, Go-Carts at Boomers. Ask about their Unlimited Attractions and All-you-Can-Eat Buffet!
7. Skating at Fountain Valley Skate Center. Check out their weekly specials.

So, there is plenty to do here in Fountain Valley. Check your friendly neighborhood Fountain Valley Blog for community events like the Miss Fountain Valley Pageant, the Easter Egg Hunt, Concerts in the Park, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, and more! You’ll be in the know. All you have to do is go out and have fun!

Girls Fast Pitch Opening Night 2012

Girls Fast Pitch Opening Night
Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. Come out to Field 6 at from 6:30 PM until 8 PM. However, I would get there early. Parking can be terrible and parents of the softball players can be quite a pain when you are fighting for a parking space. On second thought, get there at 5:30 PM.

Anytime Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk

at Recreation Center & Sports Park
Starts on February 11, 2012 at 7:00AM
Ends on February 11, 2012 at 9:30AM

The Fountain Valley Community Foundation is at it again!  Get ready for the Anytime Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk organized and presented by the Foundation in partnership with the Fountain Valley Recreation and Community Services Division.  It will be held this next weekend on Saturday, February 11th. The Anytime Fitness 5K Fun Run event is scheduled not a moment too soon!  Just as you were looking to throw off the guilt of NOT fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions to keep healthy, here comes the Anytime Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk!  It’s a great way to exercise and meet new people!

Tie up your laces on your favorite sneakers. Throw on your comfortable running gear. Then go grab your friends and head to the Fountain Valley Sports Park at Mile Square Park.  Leave your sedentary life behind you as you jog through our picturesque park.  If your friends can’t keep up, then leave them in the dust.  They’re just holding you back anyway.

A friend shared an interesting video with me. I hope you will allow me to share it with you.

It’s just that easy. A little bit of exercise and you will be healthier and live longer. Your health should be a great motivator for you to get out and get running.  However, you may want to consider registering just to support your favorite charity.  The runner can choose a local Fountain Valley non-profit to get 100% of the registration fee. It’ll be your choice!


Disabled Dance Sponsored by the Fountain Valley Community Foundation

Disabled Dance Sponsored by the Fountain Valley Community Foundation

The Fountain Valley Community Foundation  will be sponsoring another another special gathering for friends with disabilities this month at FV Recreation and Sports Park.  The dance will be presented by the Advisory committee for the Disabled.  Come out on the evening of for the Disabled Dance on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:00 until 9:00.

If you haven’t seen the Rec Center yet, the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park is located at 16400 Brookhurst Street.  The most convenient place to park would be to the north of the Recreation Center. Mark your calendar for future Disabled Dances on the following dates: April 13, June 1, August 3 and October 5. Call Nora Webb at 714-593-4446 for more information!

Staying Active in the New Year

Staying Active in the New Year

So another year begins and I have begun in earnest to stay healthy and active.  Running around Mile Square Park is quite the “in” thing to do! I see so many people running every day!  It’s like a party on sneakers!  I think I have already confessed to being jealous of the people that have so much time on their hands that they can regularly run in circles around a golf course.  If I have not, well, please forgive me.  I confess to it now.
Keeping Active in Fountain Valley!
There is so much more to do than just running.  Plenty of folks bike or rollerblade around the parks and neighborhoods.   We did mention a health club or two in Fountain Valley recently.  I don’t think it is worth it to pay $30 a month for a membership at an LA Fitness health club.  Even buying that $320 deal for 24 Fitness at Costco is quite pricey.  Run and bike for free, says I.  Furthermore, I love the outdoors.  I love staying out all day playing sports and forgetting about the time!  I love getting a dark farmers tan that won’t go away! Well, maybe not that last part.
I have found some more information for you and/or your family to stay active in Fountain Valley.  Play some kickball, some little league or softball! For more info, contact the friendly people at Fountain Valley Little League, FVLL. (Saturday the 28th of January is the last chance to sign up for the Spring!) Contact the folks at Fountain Valley Girls Fast Pitch with the ASA.
Fountain Valley Baseball Little league
Fountain Valley Baseball Little league

Fountain Valley Softball league

Fountain Valley Softball league