• 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! 



3rd Grade Adventures with Buddy- Feb 2011

Skiing, Cats, and Dogs, Oh, My! Beauvoir 3rd Grade Adventures with Buddy Bison

February 2011

When Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary (Washington, DC) students take Buddy Bison home in his backpack-on-the-go, you never know what adventures he’ll have. Below, some of Beauvoir’s third-grade students detail their recent visits with Buddy Bison.

Me, Buddy Bison, mom and dad went to Charlottesville, Virginia to see nature and to ski. We stayed at a hotel and Buddy ate some grass. Then Buddy came with us to dinner and ate a lot. The next day, we woke up early to go skiing. We drove for 45 minutes. When we arrived, we got our skis and asked the rental people if Buddy could ski with us. Buddy stayed in my pocket every time we went up and down the slopes. I had lots of fun skiing with Buddy.


Me and Buddy spent a lot of time in my yard at my house. Buddy and I were looking for nature that was never seen before. We found a very spicy leaf and you will read about it in my nature journal. Buddy had a great time with me at home and got along really well with my cat. 

On Sunday, my mom, Buddy and I went on a hike to the Montrose Park. When we got there, we saw a lot of dogs. We hiked down to the Rock Creek Park and back. It was fun and Buddy and I tried to climb up a rock but it did not work. When we were climbing the rocks, we saw some tents. Then we got back to the top of the park, and we saw more dogs.