3 Ways to Host an Epic Park Day on a Budget

Colorado has some of the best parks in the nation, and the weather is practically begging you to take advantage of them. The key to any successful afternoon in the park is showing up fully prepared with the right gear. While it’s usually cheap or free to spend a day at the park, some of the items you may want to bring may be more on the pricier end and not readily accessible at the last minute. Enter Fluid Market. We did a round-up of park day must-haves that can be rented at a moment’s notice near you. We even did some super intense financial projections** on your savings if you opted out of purchasing at full retail so you can host an unforgettable afternoon in the park without breaking the bank.

Ready? Here are three super easy ideas to get your park days started!


1. Host a Summer Barbeque

After making sure your local park allows grills/private events, stock up on your necessities from Fluid! After all, a day in the sun can be tiring and you’ll want to set up a proper fueling station to prevent the crowd from going hangry. Get your BBQ on with these items:

  • Coleman Portable Grill (Rent for $5/day vs. Buy for $127.99)
  • Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler (Rent for $5/day vs. Buy for $349.99)
  • Lawn/Tailgating Chairs (Rent for $12/day vs. Buy for $27.42)
  • Extra Folding Tables (Rent for $10/day vs. Buy for $95.00)

Summer BBQ Savings: $568.40


2. Throw a Birthday Party

Parks are the best place to throw a birthday party – it’s free, there’s lots of space, and (if you’re open to it) you can make new friends! And, if you use Fluid, you’ll save a ton of money on those items you use on a less-than-frequent basis.

  • Bouncy Castle (Rent for $60/day vs. Buy for $399.98)
  • Hot dog + bun steamer (Rent for $8/hr vs. Buy for $299.99)
  • Snow cone machine (Rent for $12/day vs. Buy for $69.95)
  • 10’x10′ Pop-up Event Tent (Rent for $10/day vs. Buy for $435.00)

Voila! You’re on your way to throwing an unforgettable birthday bash while saving approximately $1,058.92 by renting instead of buying!


3. Get Your Game On

Who doesn’t love a little competition? There’s no other perfect opportunity to learn a new game or challenge some new friends at your favorite lawn game by scouring the games available for rent on Fluid Market. Some MVP selections include:

  • Corn-hole (Rent for $7/day vs. Buy for $58.99)
  • Spike-ball Pro Net with Two Balls (Rent for $10/day vs. Buy for $59.00)
  • Giant Connect Four (Rent for $10/day vs. Buy for $121.99)
  • Volleyball Net Set (Rent for $10/day vs. Buy for $59.99)
  • Bocce Ball (Rent for $5/day vs. Buy for $32.99)

Lawn game savings: $230.97

**Rental Prices are based on current inventory prices. Retail prices based on MSRP by major big box retailers and e-tailers.


Grab some friends and get to your nearest park! 

To find these items and more, download the Fluid Market app and start borrowing today.

– The Fluid Team

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