The 5th annual National Park Trust Kids to Parks Day will take place May 16, 2015 at local and national parks all over the U.S. At a time when the obesity epidemic touches nearly 1 in 3 children, 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. All you have to do to participate is get outside in a local or national park. Kids to Parks Day helps bring families together in the great outdoors, to create lifelong memories, traditions and fun.
National Park Trust is encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town. Their website can help jumpstart your adventure, kidstoparks.org. You can also find an organized event in your area HERE.
Massachusetts has 16 National Historic Sites that were visited by over 9 Million people last year! In 2014, there were more than 447,000 participants took the pledge!
This year, the goal is to have more than 500,000 people enjoy Kids to Parks Day in 2015. Pledge to bring a child to a park on May 16, 2015. Everyone who registers will be entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera!!
Take the Pledge at: http://parktrust.org/youthprograms/national-kids-to-parks-day
To make the day even more exciting, we are giving away a prize package consisting of a “Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide ($75 value, prizes will be mailed from the NPT office).
And the WINNER is………
Activity Guides, Buddy Bison Tips and More please visit: http://parktrust.org/youthprograms/national-kids-to-parks-day
*This post and prize pack was sponsored by the National Parks Trust.*
Lauren A Cohen says
Lindsay Jaffarian Holm says
I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a National Park! We need to do something about that!!
Danielle biehler says
Thanks for the info
My son is 4 and this summer we are going to start weekly hikes at state and national parks.
We have visited several, including Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Joshua Tree.
sheri bernal says
Julie Randall says
Thanks for the info. Can’t wait to visit.
Cape Cod National Seashore and the Blackstone River Heritage Park
karen berman says
I’ve got 3 girls and we haven’t been able to visit any. Isn’t that crazy?! I Think it’s time!
Nicole Cooney says
We went to the White House for the tree lighting a few years back. Nice park, I want to visit In spring and see the trees!