Celebrate Parks to Kids Day!
APRIL 2020 UPDATE:
COVID-19 has impacted everyone and has limited our ability to interact with our beloved national, local and state parks. With this in mind, National Park Trust has decided to take the 10th anniversary of Kids to Parks Day digital and instead celebrate May 16, 2020, as Parks to Kids Day–bringing a much-needed infusion of the outdoors to kids and families as they isolate at home and practice social distancing.
We know that this is not ideal but we also know that we are all in this together. We encourage kids and families to continue their celebration and join us by bringing the parks home on May 16th.
“National Kids to Parks Day is designed and intended to connect kids to the experiences found in our parks. Kids today need outdoor and cultural experiences found in our parks, which help them connect and discover something about themselves.”Jacoson State Park Superintendent Mark Ballard
A NATIONAL DAY OF OUTDOOR PLAY
2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Kids to Parks Day, an annual day of outdoor exploration at local, state, and national parks and public lands across the country. Organized by National Park Trust, the mission of Kids to Parks Day is to foster future outdoor enthusiasts and help with developing the next generation of park stewards by engaging kids in memorable outdoor experiences. While discovering and exploring our parks, kids learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM and the history of our country and its amazing national treasures – because kids need parks and parks need kids!
Always hosted the third Saturday of May, Kids to Parks Day encourages kids and families to get outside and create their own adventure at thousands of local park events and programs. National Park Trust works with cities and towns, teachers, families, park and public lands officials and numerous sponsors and partners to make these events possible. Together we can protect and preserve our nation’s parks and public lands, so please join us!
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