Make plans now for Saturday, May 20, 2017, the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day™. All across the United States, families are invited to visit their local and national parks, and public lands in this national day of park play. Everyone is invited!
Kids to Parks Day helps kids and families be more active together, develop healthy lifestyles, and create lifelong memories and educational opportunities. Kids to Parks Day 2017 promises to be bigger than ever! Last year, Kids to Parks Day had more than 730,000 participants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This year, the goal is to have 900,000 people enjoy Kids to Parks Day all across the country.
“Children of all ages – in unprecedented numbers – will be engaging with our local, state and national parks on May 20th,” said Grace Lee, executive director, National Park Trust. “We are excited to collaborate this year with Hike it Baby, engaging our youngest park stewards and families with 200 Hike it Baby events planned across America to celebrate Kids to Parks Day.”
National Park Trust (NPT) urges kids across the country to discover science, history, nature and adventure in a neighborhood park right around the corner or just across town. Download this free scavenger hunt printable and take it with you as you explore a nearby park.
Many parks host kid-friendly events, or you can create your own park adventure using NPT’s free resources.
Here’s how YOU can get involved:
Step 1: Pledge to have a park adventure on Kids to Parks Day and be entered to win one of several prizes
Step 2. Find or register an event in your area
Step 3. Encourage friends and family to join you
Step 4. Grab some of these healthy snacks that are great for fueling outdoor adventure
Step 5. Share photos and adventures on social media with #kidstoparks and #BuddyBison
Visit www.kidstoparks.org for a complete list of park events by state and downloadable tips and activity guides to help children, families and teachers plan park adventures.
Join me in a park for Kids to Parks Day, May 20, 2017!