Join in the fun as over 300 cities, towns and parks host free, outdoor events for kids and families. This year, six governors (from Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Mississippi, Texas and Vermont) have issued state proclamations to commemorate National Kids to Parks Day. More than 108,000 people participated in local events in 2012, and nearly 95,000 have already registered for 2013. For a full list of events go to www.kidstoparks.org
Thanks to the generous support of Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Caesars Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cigna Foundation, The North Face and CamelBak, National Park Trust has been able to connect kids to parks this spring through its Buddy Bison education initiative and National Kids to Parks Day School Contest that awarded 42 classroom scholarships.
"We want to inspire children to love the outdoors, to choose an active lifestyle, and to be future park stewards," said Grace Lee, National Park Trust Executive Director. "We hope parents will take this opportunity to have some fun and enjoy one of our many amazing parks around the country."
SOURCE National Park Trust