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Huntington Beach YMCA Debuts KidsZone Renovations

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: April 23, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH...YMCA staff member Tristiana Phan welcomed both youngsters and their parents to the grand opening of the newly-expanded KidZone inside the YMCA of Orange County last Saturday, April 21st.

Tristiana Phan welcomes everyone to the KidZone


Inside the KidZone the renovations include dedicated space for infants, toddlers, preschoolers with open play area and a new homework and technology zones. The kids had so much fun in the kid sections that many of the adults would have liked to join in the fun.

Staff member Sarah had an easy time rocking 3-month-old Emily to sleep in her arms



Diana Oakley, the grandmother of 2 1/2 year old Ava had fun in the small house that just fit little Ava just fine


Drawing can be fun for these two budding artists


The YMCA of Orange County is hosting this family-friendly fun day event with not only the KidZone inside, but many outside activities that older youngsters could participate in including two bounce housed that were more fun as the saying goes, then a barrel of monkeys.

A long line formed to get a removable henna tattoos to show off later to their friends back home. Games were a fun way to enjoy the event, with a beanbag toss, arts and crafts where bidding artists create a work of art that may later hang on the wall in their home.


What children's event would be without a face-painting booth and this event was no exception as the kids sat and have their faces painted in bright colors.


Officer Kansaku with Dingo


The Huntington Beach Police Department K-9 unit was on hand to see handler Officer Kansaku with Dingo. The kids had their turn petting Dingo. Officer Kansaku has been bonding with Dingo for the past 3 years.

Painting can be fun too


A DJ offered music for the event while the youngsters went from booth to another and at later event such as an opportunity to participate in various classes such as youth yoga (ages 4-7) and line dancing (ages 6-12).

Guests had a chance to chance to meet a Disney Character up close and participate in Sing-Alongs.

The YMCA of Orange County is deeply aware of its responsibility to the community. To meet this responsibility, the organization is focused on improving lives and strengthening character by fostering youth and family development, healthy living and social responsibility. While the Huntington Beach YMCA has offered childcare, it aims to better their program to cater to the needs of the families and youth they serve. Children will now have more opportunities to participate in healthy activities, and to grow both educationally and socially as they interact and play with their peers at the newly renovated KidZone.  

The Huntington Beach location has grown since they first opened here at 8875 Adams Ave. in Huntington Beach. This is a safe place to bring children after school for activities, youth programs and adult programs throughout the year.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y serves Riverside, Orange County, Pomona Valley, and the San Gabriel Valley through nine (9) Health & Wellness locations (Diamond Bar, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Murrieta, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, and Yorba Linda), numerous community services and youth programs, and over 50 Afterschool Program centers. YMCA programs celebrate and honor common values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring by infusing character development into the foundation and practice of all our programs; from youth sports and group exercise classes to parent/child programs and community services– Y programs build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of Orange County is a nonprofit, charitable organization that serves the entire community. Donations support its scholarship program and Our Promise – To strive to keep programs open for all. Whether you are looking to get fit, give back, or meet new friends, the Y has something for you! JOIN, PLAY, GIVE, VOLUNTEER

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