• 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 and the Flamingos at Glen Echo- Dec 2011

Spending the Day with the Kindergarten Flamingos from Beauvoir

Buddy and a friend from Beauvoir (Washington D.C.) collecting sticks and leaves.
Buddy and a friend from Beauvoir collecting sticks and leaves.

December 2011

This month, kindergarten students from BeauvoirNational Cathedral Elementary School in Washington D.C. brought me along on their field trip to Living Classrooms at Glen Echo. Afterwards they wrote a summary of our day! Here is what the Kindergarten Flamingos had to say:

"We learned all about animal architects, the animals that design and build their own homes. Buddy met a painted turtle, who digs a home with her sharp claws, and also a rose-haired tarantula who lives in a burrow but spins a special web."

"Then we took Buddy on a hike through the woods where we looked for animal homes. When we looked up, we saw several dreys (that’s a home for a squirrel made of leaves). We collected sticks, leaves, and other natural materials to create our own animal homes. Buddy loved visiting the homes we created. He thought they would keep him warm and dry!"