Nonogawa's largest and oldest park
The decided favorite of the parks in town is a large grassy expanse surrounded by a sidewalk path canopied with two rows of maple and ginkgo trees. In warm months people visiting the park are greeted by the gentle color and scent of lavender and the sound of soccer and baseball games and evening concerts. Winter brings peaceful walks and the happy sounds and sights of children making snowmen.
Friday evenings from 6-9 pm (on the NE side of the park
Snow Fort Contest
Third weekend in January. If there's not enough snow, snow machines are brought in.
5k race fundraiser for the town's library
First weekend in March (Start and finish line are at the park)
Firefly viewing in late June
The pond and river draw many of the beloved bioluminescent insects. Flashlights with red filters are handed out and returned to booths at the edges of the park. Streetlights are extinguished after dark until 11:30 pm. It's the second biggest tourist draw for Nonogawa.
Hotaru Park Soba Day
a community gathering to rest on a hot day and plan for the Rice Harvest Festival to Inari
Playground (south side)
Soccer field (north side)
Baseball diamond (north side)
Bandshell (west side)
Pond (east side)
Tree shaded walking path around the park
蛍公園 , ほたるこうえん, Firefly Park
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
I love the list of the events that happen throughout the year. Yay takoyaki truck! :D