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KIDS TO PARKS™ DAY

A NATIONal Celebration of Our Parks


 

Kids to Parks™ (KTP) Day is a national day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with 19 national collaborators. This year’s KTP Day will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Last year, more than 731,000 participants enjoyed 1,130 park events across the country. In addition, 420 mayors and elected officials proclaimed the day and joined in the celebration. What will you do on Kids to Parks Day? Check out our park events — and keep visiting our site as we add more events closer to May 20th. Pledge to participate and join our movement to encourage children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature, and adventure right around the corner or just across town.

Congratulations to our 70 schools as winners of our Kids to Parks Day School Contest! Each school – totaling nearly 4,000 preK through 12th graders in 28 states and Washington, D.C. – will receive a grant to celebrate Kids to Parks Day. The full list of winning schools is available here.

Watch our short video from 2016 here.

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Plan to celebrate Kids to Parks Day!

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Mayoral Proclamations

Park Events

Park Events

Looking for some ideas on what you can do to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 20th? These events ideas can help you get started. Enter your state and see what’s been posted. Keep coming back to this site; there will be many more events added as we get closer to May 20th!

Register Your Park Event

Register Your Park Event

Thank you for supporting Kids to Parks Day by registering a kid-friendly event. Last year we had 1137 events. This year our goal is 1200 events! You are helping us get ever closer to that goal. Thank you!

Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassadors

Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassadors

Check out posts from our Kids to Parks Day Blog Ambassadors and get ready to celebrate KTP Day May 20th!

Media Kit

Media Kit

Looking for a sample proclamation for your city or town, or a sample media release, or our logo or photos? Look no further! All of that and more is included in our media kit.

Family Resources

Family Resources

Print and go! Take these activities with you where ever you go: from your local city park – to your national park or any other public land and water. There’s something here for every outdoor nature space!

Kids to Parks Day Sponsors

Northside USA
Guest Services
Boy Scouts of America
First Energy
CamelBak
Nature Cat
The North Face
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Kids to Parks Day Collaborators

American Academy of Pediatrics
NPS
Americas Stateparks
Sierra Club
NRPA
NPCA
OAK
Hike It Baby
National Geographic Kids
National League of Cities
National Wildlife Federation
American Recreation Coalition
City Parks Alliance
National Environmental Education Foundation
Children And Nature Network
US Army Corps Of Engineers
American Hiking Society
US Play Coalition
Outdoor Families Mag
Girls Scouts

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