A NATIONal Day of Outdoor Play
Kids to Parks™ (KTP) Day, a national day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with 30 national collaborators, was held Saturday, May 20, 2017 – the biggest KTP Day to date!
Nearly 1-million participants enjoyed more than 1,700 park events and programs nationwide. And 453 mayors and town councils proclaimed the day and joined in the celebration. A Senate resolution was passed co-sponsored by Senators Ron Wyden (OR), Lamar Alexander (TN), Corey Booker (NJ), Rob Portman (OH), Martin Heinrich (NM), and Mazie K. Hirono (HI).
Congratulations to our 70 school winners of our KTP Day School National Contest! These students – totaling nearly 4,000 preK through 12th graders, representing 28 states and Washington, D.C. – received a grant to celebrate KTP Day. The full list of winning schools is here.
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Be sure to mark your calendar for Kids to Parks Day 2018 – May 19th. And keep exploring parks, public lands, and water all year long. If you are looking for new parks to discover and enjoy, check out the park events page below. Now get out and go!