Celebrate National Kids-to-Parks Day on May 18
This Saturday, more than 300 cities, towns and parks will host free, outdoor activities for kids and families on the third annual Kids-to-Parks Day.
Officials across the country have come up with creative ideas to keep children engaged, including the Kids 'n Kites event in Fremont, California; geocaching in Hodges Gardens State Park, Louisiana; and a star party at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Arkansas. Click here to see the complete of events.
The goal of the day is to honor the great outdoors and support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Outside! Initiative.
"We want to inspire children to love the outdoors, to choose an active lifestyle, and to be future park stewards," said Grace Lee, National Park Trust Executive Director, according to a press release. "We hope parents will take this opportunity to have some fun and enjoy one of our many amazing parks around the country."
National Kids-to-Parks Day is a collaboration between The National Park Trust, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children & Nature Network, the NFL Players Association, America's State Parks, the National Wildlife Federation, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. More than 95,000 people have already registered to attend.
To learn more about the event—including its mascot, Buddy Bison—visit the official website.