• 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! 






E.L. Haynes Students Write about National Park Visit

Some of us spend most of our time with Buddy Bison on trips to parks with our families. Emma, Lucy and Asher, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School students, had this to say about their summer family trip.

We went to Joshua Tree National Park this summer on our big trip across the country.  We took a lot of pictures with Buddy on the rocks.  We climbed over boulders and things like that.  My little brother, Asher, was acting like a little monkey.  –Emma

We had to drink lots of water to stay hydrated because it was at least 93 degrees there.  Me and my brother and twin sister got to climb a little ways up a little cliff.  My dad climbed almost all of the rocks we came to.  We love Joshua Tree and we almost forgot how hot it was once we saw all of the beautiful trees. –Lucy 

I climbed on top of a whole stack of boulders and I'm a little monkey.  My dad climbed really well too and my sisters, Emma and Lucy did too. –Asher

Anacostia River is Launching Point for a Week of Outdoor Fun

Buddy Bison’s friends from Wilderness Inquiry in Minnesota traveled with their canoes to provide an urban wilderness canoe adventure to kids who live near and along the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. From Saturday November 13 to Thursday, November 18, students from Buddy Bisonschools KIPP D.C. WILL and KEY Academies (Washington, DC), Washington Latin Public Charter School (Washington, DC) , Jefferson Houston Elementary School(Alexandria, VA), Stokes School (Washington, DC), andE.L. Haynes Public Charter School (Washington, DC) took their woolly friend out on the river as they learned more about the Anacostia in five hand-made Voyageur canoes.

The week of canoe trips was designated as a Let’s Move Outside event by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move initiative! Learn how you can move outside!