WESTLAND, Mich. -

Wayne County Parks is set to transform the Hines Park-Nankin Mills Area into a giant mud pit playground on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Children, ages 12 and younger, will have the opportunity to get down and dirty in one of the messiest playgrounds southeast Michigan has ever seen!

"Mud Day is a fun, unique and rare annual event that draws international attention," said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. "Regardless of the time of year, Wayne County Parks have great opportunities for families to enjoy themselves and create life-long memories."

 Youngsters will be separated into age categories for events such as, "Mud Limbo" and wheelbarrow races. Also, the 2014 King and Queen of Mud will be crowned.

Children should wear old clothes and shoes and bring a clean change of clothes. There are no showers on-site; however, a clean-up area is available with hoses to aid in rinsing off the mud. Parents are also advised to bring a supply of towels. Plastic bags will be provided to ensure that all dirty clothes are properly contained for the trip home.

The Hines Park Nankin Mills Area is located on Hines Drive, east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

Sponsors for Mud Day include: ITC Holdings, Community Alliance Credit Union, Kroger, CVS, Friends of Wayne County Parks and the Western Wayne County HMRT.