Kids and parks are a very natural pairing, so you might say that every day is Kids to Parks Day.
But the real thing is Saturday, May 15: National Kids to Parks Day, an observation organized by the National Park Trust to call attention to the importance of all parks and outdoor spaces.
The National Park Trust has created a Park Finder mobile app featuring state and local parks as well as the National Park Service system. It has a photo-sharing platform and ways to earn badges for the different parks you visit.
The National Park Trust, a nonprofit that helps support the National Park Service, established this “national day of play” for the third Saturday in May. Because of the ongoing pandemic, no large events are planned for Kids to Parks Day; people are encouraged to visit a park near their home, along with joining the #MyParkMyWhy social media campaign.
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