World Down Syndrome Day, DSPNT

Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas

Date/Time

March 20, 2022
11:00 AM until 01:00 PM

Location

Dream Park View map
2001 University Drive,
Fort Worth, TX,

Additional Information

Description

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated around the world on March 21, a date chosen to represent the triplication of the 21st chromosome that causes someone to have Down syndrome. And this year, On Sunday, March 20, local families are welcome to join Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas (DSPNT) at Dream Park, an all-abilities playground at Trinity Park along the Trinity River.

11am:
-Free goodie bags to the first 250 families to arrive
-Pre-sale t-shirt pick up at table outside park
-Additional shirts on sale at pavilion inside park
-Step Up team captain bandana pick up at table outside park
-Temporary tattoos at pavilion inside park

11am–1pm:
-Food available to purchase from Red's Barbeque, Kona Ice, and Austin's Underdawgs hot dog food truck (read more about Austin here)

12:15pm:
-Performances by TCC Cheer and the No Boundaries Dance Team from Encore School of Dance (the area to the right of the pavilion)

12:45pm:
-Special Down Syndrome Advocacy Award presentation at the pavilion.

Dream Park, Fort Worth, photo from DSPNT

Parking is available in some lots, but mostly available along the street which can mean a bit of a walk. While there is some seating available both inside and outside the park, guests are encouraged to bring a chair or picnic blanket.

You can support DSPNT by purchasing a 2022 World Down Syndrome Day shirt or making a $21 donation. Everyone making a $21 donation will be entered in a drawing to have their loved one featured in the 2023 Connor's Car Show calendar and have their name featured on the event's Wall of Fame on March 20. Make a donation online here.

Also, plan ahead for DSPNT's 2022 Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Walk on October 15, 2022. Registration is opening a few days early this year. Every team captain who forms a team (with a minimum $15 donation or registration) between March 13–20 will receive a special team captain bandana that you can pick up at the World Down Syndrome Day celebration on Sunday, March 20. You can form your team here and start fundraising towards your incentive prizes.

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.