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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!

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Mayor's Bike Ride/Touch A Truck

Prattville, Alabama

The Mayor’s Bike Ride will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Upper Kingston Park and will end at Pratt Park where kids can join in the Touch-A-Truck fun. Join Mayor Bill Gillespie for this fun bike ride and remember that everyone riding must wear a helmet. There will be a police escort to ensure the safety of our riders.
Police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks, racecars, and more will descend on Pratt Park where children of all ages will have a great time climbing on, exploring, and learning about a variety of vehicles and big equipment and talking to the equipment operators. From honking horns to revving engines, spraying hoses and gazing at the firetruck ladders climbing up above the tree tops, there will be something for every boy and girl to enjoy.

25th Annual Fishing Rodeo Sponsored by Evans Realty!

The Lake at Technology Park South

Cast into summer with the 25th Annual Fishing Rodeo sponsored by Evans Realty! Join us at the lake at Auburn Technology Park South on Saturday, May 20th from 8 – 11 a.m. The first 150 children will receive a FREE rod and reel courtesy of Evans Realty and your $5 entry fee will get you some juicy worms for bait. Door prizes will be given out to lucky participants and prizes will be awarded to the biggest fish caught in each age category. We will also give out an award for the most fish caught overall. This event is a great chance to bring kids and their parents together with America's favorite pastime...FISHING! The cost is $5 per child and can be paid at the event in the form of cash or check. Checks can be made payable to COA. There is a limit of five fish per child and parents must stay with their child at all times. Questions? Contact Gabby Meredith at (334) 501-2946.

Nature Journaling With AKontheGO

Loussac Library campus lawn, Anchorage, Alaska

AKontheGO, Alaska's only family travel and outdoor recreation resource, will be hosting a booth at the Anchorage Library's annual Reading Rendezvous event on the lawn of the Loussac Library. Come visit the booth and learn how to make your own nature journal and the benefits of recording one's thoughts, sights, and sounds at this family-fun event.
Look for the booth titled Read On the Fly/AKontheGO and bring your best exploring attitude!

17th Annual Reading Rendezvous

ZJ Loussac Library

ZJ Loussac Library hosts this annual community event on the lawn, kicking off the Anchorage Public Library's Summer Discovery program! 40+ booths offer free activities and games for children and their grownups, celebrating literacy and reading. It's free, it's fun, and it's OUTDOORS!

Be A Junior Ranger

Denali National Park and Preserve

Check out our Visitor Center and ask about the Jr. Ranger program. Learn how your kids can earn a Jr. Ranger badge! How many Jr. Ranger badges can you help them collect?

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Katmai National Park and Preserve

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Sitka National Historical Park

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Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve

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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.

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Casa Grande Ruins

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Chiricahua National Monument

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Coronado National Memorial

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Grand Canyon National Park

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Petrified Forest National Park

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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Picture me in a Park photo competition

Town of Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Parks

Children and families are invited to take photos of themselves participating in activities in parks and outdoor spaces and submit them to the Town of Oro Valley via email. Each entry results in a ticket for our grand prize drawing. The prize is a family 4 pack to our Oro Valley Aquatic Center.

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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Tonto National Monument

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Tumacácori National Historical Park

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Tuzigoot National Monument

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Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Wupatki National Monument

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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.

Splash day!

War Memorial Park and Splash Pad

In celebration of National Kids to Parks Day, we are going to the War Memorial Park splash pad for some crazy, wet fun.

Croquet at the Cabin

Lower White River Museum State Park

Join Lower White River Museum State Park, in partnership with the National Park Trust, in observing the 7th annual Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. Celebrate the nationwide day of play by trying croquet and spending quality time outdoors.

Be A Junior Ranger

Buffalo National River

Check out our Visitor Center and ask about the Jr. Ranger program. Learn how your kids can earn a Jr. Ranger badge! How many Jr. Ranger badges can you help them collect?

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Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

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Pea Ridge National Military Park

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President WIlliam Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

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Explore Mission Trails Day

San Diego - Mission Trails Regional Park

FREE FAMILY FUN.
Connecting with Nature is the theme for the 2017 Explore Mission Trails Day to be held on Saturday, May 20st. at the Mission Ttrails Regional Park (MTRP) East Fortuna Staging Area (EFSA). This popular event features free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals and special programs for children. There will also be free pony rides beginning at 9 am. The pony rides operate until 2 pm, but the line will close at 12:30 pm. There will also be a mini mountain bike track presented by the San Diego Mountain Bike Association, a climbing wall, crafts for children, and many Discovery Stations.

Explore Mission Trails Day is presented annually by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, and San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman.

For more info please visit: http://www.mtrp.org/emtday

Kids to Parks Day

Ladera Linda Park

Lets celebrate our love for the outdoors and our local parks!

Enjoy a free Docent-led hike through the Forrestal Reserve!
Hike begins at 9:30 am, meet in-front of the Park Office

Tour the Discovery Room and Butterfly Garden!

Visit the Critter Squad booth, where you will find
real-live snakes, tortoises, lizards and more!

Visit our booths! learn about local hiking trails and
upcoming activities and events!

Visit our Craft Corner, let your creative side flourish,
there will be numerous crafts to paint, color and bedazzle
with glitter!

Grab a bingo card, complete it and win a prize! More games
and prizes await!

Event is FREE!

Be A Junior Ranger

Channel Islands National Park

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Death Valley National Park

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Devils Postpile National Monument

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Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Joshua Tree National Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Mojave National Preserve

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Muir Woods National Monument

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Redwood National and State Parks

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San Francisco National Historical Park

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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Manzanar National Historic Site

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Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

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