National Day of Outdoor Play
The third Saturday of May
Celebrate our Parks
Kids to Parks Day – celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May – is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering our public lands, kids across the country:
Share Your Adventure
Adventures are meant to be shared. Kids to Parks Day is a great opportunity to meet new people in your area and share a fun experience at a local park. Share your adventure using #KidstoParks.
Care for Our Parks
Kids to Parks Day is an opportunity to cultivate future generations of outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists. Bring families and kids of all ages outdoors to their parks, Kids to Parks Day instills the value and appreciation of our public lands creating the next generation of park stewards.
What’s Kids to Parks Day All About?
Kids to Parks Day is a nationally coordinated day designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering our public lands, kids across the country are learning about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM, and history. Through teaching the next generation to appreciate our public lands, NPT is working to foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards.
Each year on the third Saturday of May, NPT works with cities and partners across the country to invite kids of all ages to find their own adventures at one of the hundreds of events hosted nation wide.
By coordinating a wide array of park activities on a single day, Kids to Parks Day attracts new park goers and helps connect existing park enthusiasts with local organizations in hopes of creating park advocates and stewards. The task to protect and maintain our country’s public lands and waters requires a collaborative effort among organizations, government agencies, and most importantly passionate park advocates and stewards.
Kids to Parks Day 2018 National Collaborators
Kids to Parks Day News