Kids love to play outdoors and parks around the country are inviting them to come celebrate their local, state and national outdoor treasures for the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day. Over 1700 park events will take place tomorrow in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reports National Park Trust, the Kids to Parks Day organizer.
Families can find a park and/or park event at http://www.kidstoparks.org.
“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 hundreds of hikes planned across America celebrating Kids to Parks Day.”
The mayors of over 440 cities and towns – including Chicago (IL), Boston (MA), Philadelphia (PA), Orlando (FL), Dallas (TX), San Diego (CA), Atlanta (GA), Tucson (AZ), Chattanooga (TN), Portland (OR), Vineland (NJ), and Youngstown (OH) have signed resolutions of support and are planning Kids to Parks Day events on May 20th.
Visit 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. Those who pledge to participate will also have a chance to win a camping package from The North Face including a tent, 4 sleeping bags and a duffel bag.
ABOUT NATIONAL PARK TRUST
National Park Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and protection of our national parks and the engagement of our youth – especially those who are under-served – with our country’s public lands and water. As people spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature, NPT wants everyone to have an American park experience. To achieve this, NPT is preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow (parktrust.org; kidstoparks.org).
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