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A NATIONal Celebration of Our Parks

Watch this short video from KTP Day 2016 to learn more.

Kids to Parks™ (KTP) Day, a national day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with 30 national collaborators, was held Saturday, May 20, 2017 and was the largest KTP Day to date!

The numbers are still rolling in and we are confident that we will reach our goal of 1-million participants! KTP Day 2017 included more than 1,700 park events nationwide and over 450 mayors and elected officials have proclaimed the day and joined in the celebration. Even a Senate resolution was passed in April.

Congratulations to our 70 schools as winners of our KTP Day School Contest! Each school – totaling nearly 4,000 preK through 12th graders in 28 states and Washington, D.C. – received a grant to celebrate KTP Day. The full list of winning schools is available here.

Stay connected! Let us know what you did on KTP Day with #kidstoparks. Stay connected with NPT on our social media and check excitement from the day and all year long:

Facebook: @nationalparktrust


Twitter: @natparktrust

Be sure to mark your calendar for Kids to Parks Day 2018–May 19. Stick with the movement that encourages children across the country to explore parks and discover science, history, nature, and adventure right around the corner or just across town.


Celebrated Kids to Parks Day!


Mayoral Proclamations

Park Events

Park Events

Looking for some ideas on what you can do to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20th? These events ideas can help you get started. Enter your state and see what’s been posted. Keep coming back to this site; there will be many more events added as we get closer to May 20th! Photo courtesy: Jessie Emslie of Hike It Baby

Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassadors

Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassadors

Check out posts from our Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassadors and get ready to celebrate KTP Day May 20th! Photo courtesy: Hike It Baby

Media Kit

Media Kit

Looking for a sample proclamation for your city or town, or a sample media release, or our logo or photos? Look no further! All of that and more is included in our media kit.

Family Resources

Family Resources

Print and go! Take these activities with you where ever you go: from your local city park – to your national park or any other public land and water. There’s something here for every outdoor nature space!

Kids to Parks Day Sponsors

Northside USA
Guest Services
Boy Scouts of America
First Energy
Nature Cat
The North Face
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Kids to Parks Day Collaborators

American Academy of Pediatrics
Americas Stateparks
Sierra Club
Hike It Baby
National Geographic Kids
National League of Cities
National Wildlife Federation
American Recreation Coalition
City Parks Alliance
National Environmental Education Foundation
Children And Nature Network
US Army Corps Of Engineers
American Hiking Society
US Play Coalition
Outdoor Families Mag
Girls Scouts

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