• 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! 



Successful Park and Recreation Month

Successful Park and Recreation Month

July has been celebrated as Park and Recreation Month since 1985 to demonstrate the importance of local parks across the country. Spearheaded by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), this year they asked America to share what they love about their local parks and recreation. This question hit home with park lovers everywhere. Even before July had started, pictures and stories were popping up everywhere with the hashtag #ParkRecLuv prominently showing each individual’s love of their parks and rec.

Throughout the month, NRPA encouraged park and recreation agencies and citizens alike to show the love by submitting photos, sharing stories and filling in the blank on a poster that read: “I love my Park and Recreation because____.” After 2,327 votes in their Facebook photo contest and #ParkRecLuv being used more than 800 times on social media, the love for parks and rec was felt around the country.

While July has ended, NRPA is already looking to next year’s Park and Recreation Month celebration. They want YOU to choose the 2014 theme. If you have a great idea, share it! It just might be what rallies America around local parks and rec in 2014.