NPT News May - SPECIAL Kids to Parks Day Issue


THANK YOU for celebrating
National Kids to Parks Day 2013!

Get a Buddy Bison




Check out this NFL Players Association
PSA about National Kids to Parks Day

THANK YOU for your support and participation in National Kids to Parks Day 2013! This year’s event was our most successful to date!

More than 138,600 kids and families explored local, state, and national parks and other public lands and water. We hope you continue to get outside all summer and participate in healthy outdoor recreation at parks ---- and share your adventures with us on social media.

Save the Date: National Kids to Parks Day 2014 will be Saturday, May 17th! We look forward to having you join us for the fun!
Here’s a quick summary of our accomplishments in  2013:
  • Over 138,600 participants
  • 418,000 online media hits (that’s a lot of people talking about Kids to Parks Day!)
  • Blog post featured on the home page of - First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to combat childhood obesity
  • NFL Players Association launches PSA campaign in support of National Kids to Parks Day
  • 42 classrooms received National Kids to Parks Day School Contest Scholarships benefiting nearly 1,700 kids in 21 states and Washington, D.C.
  • 306 mayors, 10 governors and the U.S. Senate issued proclamations
  • All 50 states promoted the day




There's still time to enter the final week of our National Facebook Contest.
This week’s grand prize will be awarded to one
lucky winner - a 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere Helmet signed by #1 draft pick Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and 31 other players.
The prize is a  wonderful reminder to get outside and play! Click here to enter. The contest will close on Friday, May 31 at 11:59pm.
Thank you for celebrating the day! Please send us photos from your celebration and a brief summary of your day including the number of participants. We would like to feature this information on our website and share with others.
Billy Schrack, education director at or
301-279-7275 x17.

In support of National Kids to Parks Day, CamelBak generously provided many of our National School Contest winners with their own CamelBak eddy .75L bottles. Thank you CamelBak for teaching our kids about sustainability while keeping them happy and hydrated during their Kids to Parks Day adventures!





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Buddy Bison wants you to visit, explore and protect our nation’s parks. Bring him along as you roam and tell everyone Where Buddy Bison’s Been!

National Park Trust / 401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 203, Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-PARK (7275) / /
National Park Trust