• Kids to Parks Day Slideshow
  • Kids to Parks Day Slideshow
  • Kids to Parks Day Slideshow
  • Kids to Parks Day Slideshow
  • Kids to Parks Day Slideshow

KIDS TO PARKS™ DAY

A NATIONal Celebration of Our Parks


Watch our Kids to Parks Day event at Ft. McHenry, Baltimore (MD).

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.

Stay connected with NPT through our social media and share your park stories and photos.

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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!

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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! Photo courtesy: Jessie Emslie of Hike It Baby

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! Photo courtesy: Hike It Baby

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!

Thank You Cities and Towns

Thank You Cities and Towns

Click here to see a list of the mayors and town councils that signed proclamations in support of the day and encouraged their residents to explore their local parks.

Kids to Parks Day School Contest Winners

Kids to Parks Day School Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 70 winning schools representing 28 states and Washington, D.C.! They all received park grants to explore a park of their choice. Students from these Title I schools ranged from K-12th grade. The 2018 contest will open November 2017 and close February 2018. See entry form here.

Kids to Parks Day Sponsors

Northside USA
Guest Services
Boy Scouts of America
First Energy
CamelBak
Nature Cat
The North Face
MTB
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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
TWS

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