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Chalk art contest
Students living in the Mentor School District can participate in this annual art contest. The theme this year is Make a Splash. Contestants get a 4-foot-by-five-foot section of the bike path to decorate. Judging will take place after the end of the contest, and prizes will be awarded in four age groups. Chalk is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Registration begins at 9:15 for this free event. The rain date is Aug. 15.
More About Civic Center Park
Civic Center Park is one of the city's biggest parks and has its biggest water park, complete with an Olympic-sized pool, children's play area and even a court to play sand volleyball.
Civic Center Park also has Mentor Ice Arena, the biggest indoor ice complex in Lake Country. The arena has three rinks, two that are regulation size and a third, smaller rink. Whether you want to play hockey, figure skate or learn how to skate, Mentor Ice Arena offers classes for it.
The park also features baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, and an amphitheater. It hosts the city's Fourth of July fireworks and summer concert series.
The park is adjacent to Mentor's city hall complex at 8500 Civic Center Boulevard.