May 11th

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Each year, the National Park Trust hosts Kids to Parks Day to encourage families to engage with the local, state, and national parks and public lands in their communities. The goal is to foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards by engaging kids in memorable outdoor experiences.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year the 10th anniversary of the event will be digital and will be celebrated on May 16. The event name has been changed to Parks to Kids Day, bringing a much-needed infusion of the outdoors to families and kids as they stay at home and practice social distancing.

Download the free ParkPassport mobile app to experience parks across the country from the comfort of home. (Download for Apple or Android.) The app has been updated with new resources for Parks to Kids Day, including virtual park experiences and digital badges that kids can earn. The app’s digital guide helps track park visits and allows you to share your experiences with a community of fellow outdoor lovers.

To learn more, go to For more about the benefits of our community green spaces and the nature that starts in our own backyards, go to