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Kids to Parks Day 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. They are sorted by state. 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!

City of Goodyear Kids to Parks Day

Goodyear Community Park

City of Goodyear Parks and Recreation is supporting the National Park Trust in promoting Kids to Parks Day! This great event will take place at Goodyear Community Park (3151 N Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85395) and have an array of educational stations and activities which include: Water balloon toss, kite flying, relay races, refreshments and more!

Escape Explore Experience Homolovi State Park and Observatory

Homolovi State Park, Arizona State Parks & Trails

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Join a park ranger for a two mile hike exploring the Ancient Hopi Civilization of the Homolovi (Hoe-mole-oh-vee) II, Ancestral Hopi Pueblo and petroglyphs on this 2 mile hike. The Homolovi II Hopi Pueblo is on the National Register of Historic Places. The pueblo was built in 1330 and occupied until 1390-1400. The Homolovi State Park Visitor Center-Museum offers family friendly exhibits and a Jr. Ranger Program.
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm In the Homolovi State Park, Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO), join Park Rangers and Astronomers from the Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club exploring the night skies through the new 14 inch telescope. WHO telescopes will be set up for guests to explore the celestial bodies of distant galaxies. If you have a telescope and need assistance in using it, please bring it with you and a volunteer will be happy to assist you in setting up your own telescope or using one of ours.

Young Pioneers or Folk Kids and the Folk Center Crafts Village

Ozark Folk Center State Park

Young Pioneers are for those ages 7-14 and happens 3 times during the day; 11am, 2 and 3:30pm. These are "hands-on" projects that are 30 to 45 minutes in length, depending on the project. It may be pottery, trail walk, scent sacks or one of 10 other programs.

Folk Kids is a self-guided scavenger hunt of the Park for those under 7. This can be done at anytime during the day with the help of an adult or older sibling. There is a clue sheet in the paper bag that each family is given, along with stickers, color sheets and a cross-word puzzle.

The Crafts Village has 17 working artisans, musical performances every hour, a Folk Kids Mountain Garden and an old time schoolhouse. You are welcome to stay as little or as long as you like in each shop or area.

Kites in the Park

Spring Canyon Community Park, Fort Collins, CO

Grab your kite and come out to Spring Canyon Community Park for the 10th annual Kites in the Park Festival. Presented by City of Fort Collins, Kites in the Park is a FREE family-friendly community event that celebrates all things kites. We’ll welcome fliers from around the world that will perform ballets, battle kites, and fly giant tiger, fish, and bird kites. Youth are welcome to decorate their own kites to take home. More than 8,000 visitors will gather to enjoy great food, activities, and demonstrations.

Kids' Quarters at Bent's Old Fort

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Children, ages 7 to 11, get to “step back in time” and experience the life of a fort employee, customer, or visitor. Roles include blacksmith, carpenter, trapper-hunter, domestic, soldier, laborer, trader and journalist. Kids "sign on" with Bent, St. Vrain & Company and carry out the duties of their role for the morning. Pre-registration is required. Call (719) 383-5026 for an application or print one off from the park website starting May 1, 2017.

Community Unity - May Day Festival

Foster Park

Community Unity is 1 of 4 series events uniting our families, honoring our culture, and celebrating our community! For National Kids to Park Day we are hosting our May Day Festival! Don't miss the annual wrapping of the May Day Pole, live music, local food vendors, and more at this family-friendly event. Celebrate Spring with community resources and fun activities for all ages. The event is held at Foster Park: 609 NW 6th Ave. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 from 2-6pm. For more information contact us at 954-457-1452 or visit cohb.org/Parks.

Clean up at Drexel Park

Drexel Park

Litter pick up clean up trash removal of fallen branches ect

Tricky Tracks

Beall Woods State Park

How many times have you stumbled upon animal tracks and wondered which critter they belong to? Practice track identification by participating in hands-on crafts, presentations, a hike, and play BINGO! If you plan on attending, please register by May 13th.

Riverfront Bicycle Festival

Riverfront Park Havana, IL

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day and National Bike Month with several bicycling activities!

Mind BOGgling Family Nature Celebration

Celery Bog Nature Area

This fun event will include live wild animal demonstrations, crafts, games, hikes, nature activities, and even live music. Food for lunch will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Families may come any time and stay as long as they wish. For a complete listing of the day's activities, go to www.westlafayette.in.gov/parks.

Spineless Creatures

Dobbs Park Nature Center

Learn how to search for and identify some of the common aquatic macroinvertebrates, or visible water insects, here in Indiana. Afterward, you'll get to create your very own snail!
Please pre-register. There is a $1.00 craft fee.

Mud Painting and Worm Investigating

West Boggs Park

Come spend the day at West Boggs Park and create a timeless masterpiece using mud! Then, get your hands ooey and gooey while investigating earthworms! Don't forget to bring your fishing pole and the family and enjoy free fishing at the lake for the day (no license required for Indiana residents)!

Kids to Parks Day: Chunkey Tournament at Wickliffe Mounds

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

Sign up your team! Organizations, clubs, churches, scouts, families and homeschool groups are invited to sign up a children’s team for a Chunkey tournament! Chunkey is a Native American game played with spears and special rounded stones. A Chunkey demonstration by staff will start the tournament, each round lasts about 30 minutes. Kids have free admission that day, and while you are waiting for your team to play you can take part in an Archaeology Quest, games set up around the park, a tour of the museum, and walking the nature trail. Kids must be accompanied by an adult with paid admission, $5 adults; $4 seniors. Teams can be any age kids, mix of adults and kids, and 3 to 10 players. Don’t have a team? That’s okay! We’ll have a park team you can play on. To register your team, please call the park office at 270-335-3681. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is located at 94 Green Street, Wickliffe, KY 42087. Visit our website at www.parks.ky.gov


Mansfield State Historic Site

During the weekend of May 19 – 21, Mansfield State Historic will host a series of living history programs on the original ground where General Polignac’s charge hit the Union center during the 1864 battle of Mansfield.

Multiple living history programs will be presented at the site, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday and Sunday. On Saturday, the camps will be open to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. there will be a firing demonstration to interpret the events that made General Polignac tell his troops that they were making “a hell of a noise!”

Visit www.facebook.com/MansfieldSHS for a detailed list of events and times.

Tickfaw State Park Nature Center

Tickfaw State Park

Stop by the Nature Center to get a copy of the Nature Center Quiz (a fun indoor scavenger hunt) from 10am to 4pm. While at the Nature Center you can enjoy what else it has to offer and also explore the rest of the Tickfaw State Park.

National Kids To Parks Day - Playtime In The Park

Meadow Park West


Face Painting
Bounce House
Door Prizes
Much More!!

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00am - 2:00pm
Meadow Park West
Back Pavilion

Stansbury Park & Pond Cleanup

Stansbury Park

Thank you so very much for your interest in volunteering with us! On May 20, 2017, in celebration of National Kids to Park Day, please help us cleanup this beautiful park and pond because every child deserves a safe clean place to play in and experience nature. We will provide gloves, trash bags, snacks, lunch and bottle water.

Registration will be located at or near the pavilion (7800 Stansbury Rd, Dundalk, MD 21222). Look for the registration tents and the “Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the cleanup will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. This event will run rain or shine.

We run our cleanups as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek. People to sort recyclables from the debris removed. People will be needed to help at registration, setup food and snacks as well as many other less strenuous activities. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. We will provide lunch and snacks as well as gloves. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but suggest bringing your own if you have them.
Volunteer photographers/ videographers are needed as well! Thank you for your support!
Visit our Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/199309937186504/
You can learn more about us and keep up to date through our website at: www.BreadandCheeseCreek.org ; become our friend on FaceBook, follow us on Twitter, and Google+. You can also see photos of our past cleanups on Flickr and our videos on YouTube. You can also subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter.

If you have any comments or questions please contact us. Thank you again for your interest and we hope to see you in the park!

Kids to Parks Day at Croydon Creek Nature Center

Croydon Creek Nature Center

Enjoy hiking through the John Hayes Forest Preserve and stop in the nature center for a free make and take activity. We'll also have a Nature Tots program for children ages 2-5yrs at 10am (advanced registration required) and an Ask A Naturalist campfire at 3:30pm (advanced registration required).

Tot Time: Colors in the World

Historic London Town and Gardens

Have you ever stood with your child under a majestic tree and admired its beauty? Have you and your child shared the fun of hunting for leaf shapes or going on a nature treasure hunt? Research shows that experiences like these help children build lasting connections to the natural world and to the adults with whom they share these adventures. Come join the fun of outdoor adventures with our new Tot Time monthly family program! On May 20, 2017 our theme for the day is "Colors in the World." Activities are ongoing, so come when you can and leave when you must.

Included with general admission. See our website (http://www.historiclondontown.org/events) for more details.

Kids Day in the Park

Clintonwood Park

If healthy, happy kids are your mission, Kids Day in the Park is your event because this day is all about the kids! Join us for a great day of free family fun! Over 25 community organizations will be on hand to deliver outdoor, family-fun. Entertainment and events include kite building, music, moonwalks, archery, crafts, and our Kids Only Garage Sale. More activities are being added week to week, so check our Facebook page for a detailed listing! Hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation & Seniors. We will be hosting the grand opening of our new playground dedicated to Ryan Kennedy!

Youth Fishing Day

Finger Lakes State Park

Youth Fishing Day at Finger Lakes State Park will be a free fishing event for youth under 12 years of age. Learn basis fishing skill and receive a prize for the biggest fish, most fish and first fish caught. Fishing poles and bait will be provided for the first 25 that register in advance by call the park at 573 443-5315.

Kids to Park Day at Wilson Park

Wilson Park/McGillvray Pond

Mayor Derek Armstead, The Mayor's Youth Commission & Linden Public Property & Community Services will be hosting a free family fun filled day of outdoor play and events.
There will be games, fishing, contests, prizes and give-a-ways.
We will also be serving hot dogs, chips and water on a first come first serve basis.

Lori Brady Foster Memorial Kids Fishing Day In The Park

Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina

Children age 1 - 15 accompanied by an adult will fish at our bank fishing areas from 9am - noon. Lunch will follow the fishing event. There will be door prize drawings with each child receiving a gift bag and door prize. You must be present to win a door prize.

Kids to Parks Day

Chandler Park

There’ll be sports demonstrations, organized games, arts and crafts projects, face painting, a cake walk, inflatables, nature hikes and lunch! All ages. Free.

Wasco County Children's Fair

The Dalles, Oregon

FREE Family FUN! Enjoy fun family activities, face painting, carnival style games, arts and crafts, prizes, activities, local resources and services for children and families.