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Gwinnett Parks Host Fishing Event for the Whole Family

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kids fishingReel in some fun! To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, several groups are coming together to host a free fishing event for the whole family to enjoy! There will be hot dogs and drinks, prizes, and fishing for all skill levels. A fishing rod and bait will be provided, while supplies last. Demonstrators will be available to assist in baiting hooks and removing fish. Buford Trout Hatchery will stock over 2,000 Rainbow Trout on the morning of the event. Children are also invited to join Commissioner Lynette Howard at the Jones Bridge Park Playground for a play date and craft.

This event is in partnership with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, Kiwanis of Johns Creek, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Nothing But Fish, Rainbow Ranch, Johnsonville, Academy Sports & Outdoors, and Bass Pro Shops. Kid”s Fishing Day will be held at Jones Bridge Park on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages are invited to attend, while children ages 16 and under are invited to fish. Children must be accompanied by an adult; life jackets are recommended. Admission is free. No fishing license is necessary for the event.

For more information or registration on this or other events, call 678.277.0920 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com. Jones Bridge Park is located at 4901 East Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners 30092.