The Deerfield Township Administration Office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen as usual on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day celebration was held in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882. It became a federal holiday in 1894.
Get ready to jump! Deerfield Township residents soon will have a new entertainment option. The Altitude Trampoline Park will bring more than 30,000 square feet of indoor jumping space and nearly 50 jobs to our area when it opens early next year.
Altitude operates parks in numerous cities across the country, with amenities that include a range of high-energy options in addition to regular jumping. From foam pits and gymnastic tracks to extreme dodgeball and trampoline basketball, the facility's wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines offer fun and exercise for the entire family.
The park will be located in the former HH Gregg facility at 4786 Fields-Ertel Road. To stay updated on all township news, like us on Facebookor follow us on Twitter.
If your little one is fascinated by fire trucks, ambulances, tractors, snow plows and more, mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 9. That's when Deerfield Township's popular Touch-a-Truck event returns to the Deerfield Towne Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This free annual event lets kids get behind the wheel to explore their favorite vehicles from the Parks Department, Road Department and Emergency Services. Kids also will enjoy a petting zoo, plus fun games and giveaways.
No registration is required. We hope to see you there!
Emergency Services Staff Train Daily to Improve Services
Our township's children just recently headed back to the classroom, but for emergency services staff, school is always in session. Our township fire and rescue crews train from one to three hours every day to improve their skills.
Firefighters recently participated in forcible entry training for fire rescues while crews joined Salem-Morrow and Hamilton Township for boat operations training in conjunction with a new boat that recently entered dispatch rotation.
"Our emergency teams are second to none," says Deerfield Township Trustee Wayne Speer. "Knowing that our fire and police departments strive for premier service and continuous improvement helps bring peace of mind to our residents, businesses and visitors alike."
You can learn more about the township's emergency services team on our website.
FallFair Arts Festival, Free Movies and More Coming This September
September is a busy month for families in Deerfield Township. Check out one of these special events!
Friday, Sept. 8: Ordinary teens become superheroes to save the planet in Power Rangers. Free movie starts at dark (approximately 7:45 p.m.) in Cottell Park. Come early for demonstrations by Master Kim's Taekwondo!
Sunday, Sept. 17: More than 70 local and regional artists will participate in this year's annual FallFair Arts Festival, presented by The Arts Alliance from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cottell Park. This free event features arts and crafts booths, performances and an expanded children's creation station.