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6th Annual National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day
Join the 6th Annual Kids to Parks Day May 21, 2016
The 6th annual National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day will take place Saturday, May 21, at local and national parks all around the U.S. Anyone can participate in Kids to Parks Day, which is fast becoming a national day of play. Parents, teachers, caregivers and friends are encouraged to pledge to bring a child to a park on May 21. Many parks host organized events, or you can create your own park adventure.
Register for Kids to Parks Day and be entered to win a grand prize: Kids to Parks
Find an event in your area here: Park Events
Kids to Parks Day 2016 promises to be bigger than ever! National Park Trust is celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service and the launch of President Obama’s “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, which gives all U.S. 4th graders and their families a pass to enjoy all national parks and federal lands free this year. Last year, Kids to Parks Day had more than 640,000 participants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This year, the goal is to have more than 750,000 people enjoy Kids to Parks Day.
National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day is proud to be endorsed by numerous national partners in outdoor recreation, education and health; governors and mayors from all 50 states and Washington, D.C.; and supports not only the President’s new Every Kid in a Park program, but also First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Move! Initiative.
Kids to Parks Day offers many benefits to children and families. Cities across the nation are encouraging their residents to use Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors, at local parks and recreation sites, to develop more active, healthy lifestyles. Kids to Parks Day brings families together to create lifelong memories, educational opportunities, and the many psychological and social benefits of outdoor play in a park.
Parents, caregivers, friends and others are encouraged to register to be counted for Kids to Parks Day here: Register
Visitors to the site can find an event, register an event, and find resources for park adventures and activities, and a media kit. Registrants are automatically entered into a prize drawing.
Join us in a park for Kids to Parks Day, May 21, 2016!
About National Park Trust
National Park Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. As people spend more time indoors, and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature, NPT wants to build a greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country's public lands and parks. NPT’s Buddy Bison® School Program and Kids to Parks Day National School Contest were selected in 2015 as a National Park Service Centennial Project. Learn more at: www.parktrust.org