HUDSON Hudson Hospital Foundation will host its first “play date” on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Weitkamp Park in Hudson. The free event – which will run 9 a.m. to noon – will celebrate Literacy Month and include storytelling, snacks, games and music.

“We’re excited to celebrate with families and the community the importance of reading, singing and playing, and can’t think of a better place to do that than in Weitkamp Park,” said development officer with Hudson Hospital Foundation, Tessa Boury.

In 2016, Hudson Hospital Foundation raised funds to purchase and build Hudson’s first all-inclusive universal playground at Weitkamp Park. Universal playgrounds are built to promote integrated play for all children, including those with special needs. The playgrounds are designed to meet seven guiding principles: fair, included, smart, independent, safe, active and comfortable. Weitkamp Park is located at 648 O'Neil Road Hudson.

Play Date attendees are encouraged to bring gently used children’s books to the Sept. 14 event to stock the Little Free Library at Weitkamp Park.