THANK YOU for your support and participation in National Kids to Parks Day 2013! This year's event was our most successful to date!
More than 138,600 kids and families explored local, state, and national parks and other public lands and water. We hope you continue to get outside all summer and participate in healthy outdoor recreation at parks ---- and share your adventures with us on social media.
Save the Date: National Kids to Parks Day 2014 will be Saturday, May 17th! We look forward to having you join us for the fun!
Here's a quick summary of our accomplishments in 2013:
- Over 138,600 participants
- 418,000 online media hits (that's a lot of people talking about Kids to Parks Day!)
- Blog post featured on the home page of LetsMove.gov - First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to combat childhood obesity
- NFL Players Association launches PSA campaign in support of National Kids to Parks Day
- 42 classrooms received National Kids to Parks Day School Contest Scholarships benefiting nearly 1,700 kids in 21 states and Washington, D.C.
- 306 mayors, 10 governors and the U.S. Senate issued proclamations
- All 50 states promoted the day
Read our latest press release: "Ready, Set, Play...May 18 is National Kids to Parks Day"
Thank you to our 306 cities, town and councils in 50 states and the governors of AR, CO, FL, MD, MO, MS, TX, VT, WV, and WY for joining our efforts by issuing proclamations!
Children, families, teachers, cities, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year's National Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of national collaborators. This year's KTP Day will be held on Saturday May 18, 2013, the week before the official start of Summer.
NPT is encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover the history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town. Use this website to help jump start your adventure.
Buddy Bison says, "Explore outdoors, the parks are yours!"