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May 25, 2014

Summertime means fun time

— In honor of Memorial Day today, let’s celebrate our freedom this summer by doing something great.

There’s recreation baseball for kids, public pools and water areas for families and all the other countless outdoor activities for all ages of area residents.

The Whitfield County and Dalton recreation departments’ baseball leagues are in full swing this summer, with all-stars games soon to begin. The Dalton Parks and Recreation pool at the recreation center, plus the splash pad park and water area at the Mack Gaston Community Center, opened Saturday for the summer.

Both the pool and splash pad cost $2 to enter and are open from 2 to 6 p.m. each weekday, starting today, and are open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

But that’s not the only thing available. There are parks, walking and bicycling trails, running tracks and many other opportunities for outdoor activities.

We at The Daily Citizen want you to enjoy everything great about summer, from outings to see the Chattanooga Lookouts or Rome Braves for minor league baseball action to watching Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, and make the most of Dalton and the surrounding areas.

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the grass is growing. Go outside and join the happiness.

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