'Come Out and Play' event held in downtown Lansing Wednesday

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- The Capitol was the place to be for hundreds of kids Wednesday morning.

The event, held on the lawn of the Capitol building, is meant to raise awareness of the important health and wellness role of Michigan's park play in the lives of young children.

"We take for granted a lot how many parks we have and how many great open spaces we have in the state of Michigan. It's a great state, it's well supported and kids need to know what those resources are and how to find them," Jon Lafever, president of the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association Board.

"Come Out and Play" at the Capitol is an annual event held toward the end of June as a celebration of "No Child Left Inside Month" and "National Parks and Recreation Month."

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