• Watch this video from Kids to Parks Day 2014. 
    Save the date! The 5th annual Kids to Parks Day 2015 is May 16th.


    Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider co-branding programs that your park has already planned. 



  • Families, Kids, and Adults


  • We celebrated our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and want to thank you for joining us in this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.

    States, cities and towns across the country participated by proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Parks Day. We are already excited for Kids to Parks Day 2015. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 16th, 2015 as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents! 



Buddy Bison Creations

Buddy Bison Goes to the Park illustrated by Chester Community Charter School in Chester, Pennsylvania





Read their story!


These students attended Valley Forge park on October 20th, 2011. They enjoyed experiencing the park through the eyes of Buddy Bison. After the trip they wanted to continue to learn about the National Parks and the history of the bison in our country. One of their learning extension activities was to use their artistic skills to illustrate a page in this book.




Chester Students Show their Artistic Skills

Mrs. Stephens’ fifth grade class from Chester Community Charter School in Chester, PA recently illustrated the book “Buddy Bison Goes to the Park”  written by Rob Cohen. After these students took a trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park in October, they wanted to continue to learn about national parks and the history of bison in our country. To extend their learning experience from the park to the classroom, they used their artistic skills to illustrate the pages of the book. I enjoyed reading it! What wonderful illustrations!

The students from Chester are also hard at work learning the Buddy Bison musical which they will debut in early 2012.

The title page of "Buddy Bison Goes to the Park", illustrated by students from Chester Community Charter School (Chester, PA).


Chester Community Charter School Spends the Day with George Washington 

On October 20th and 21st, over three hundred students from Chester Community Charter School in Chester, PA took a field trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park. Valley Forge was the site where George Washington’s Continental Army formed during the winter of 1777-78 in the middle of the Revolutionary War.

The students had a chance to learn from “George Washington” himself, take a tour of his original cabin, find out what it was like to live as a soldier during the Revolutionary War, go on a nature hike through three biomes (wetlands, grasslands, forest), and play a game called “Oh Deer” that taught them about how animals interact in the wild.  

Students ask "George Washington" questions outside of his 18th century cabin.