• Watch this video from Kids to Parks Day 2014. 
    Save the date! The 5th annual Kids to Parks Day 2015 is May 16th.


    Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider co-branding programs that your park has already planned. 



  • Families, Kids, and Adults


  • We celebrated our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and want to thank you for joining us in this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.

    States, cities and towns across the country participated by proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Parks Day. We are already excited for Kids to Parks Day 2015. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 16th, 2015 as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents! 



Ackerson Meadow

NPT and TPL, a Partnership that Soars to Benefit Yosemite!

NPT Board Chair Bill Brownell (left), TPL Project Manager Markley Bavinger, and NPT Park Projects Director Dick Ring at MOU signing. Read More




Paddle, Paddle, Paddle!

Wilderness Inquiry in Minnesota partnered with us again to bring their Canoemobile program to nearly 1,000 Buddy Bison students – this year in four states and Washington D.C.!  Read More





Amazon Smile

You Shop, Amazon Gives to NPT!
As you do your holiday shopping online, consider signing up for AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible items, at no cost to you. Let Amazon do the work for you and help protect our parks and get kids to parks. 

Burk Road Trip

Buddy Bison and the Burks - on the Trip of a Lifetime!

Laurie and Mike Burk planned their bucket-list trip after retirement, so where did the Burks take Buddy Bison? Read More




Indiana Dunes Project

NPT Completes Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Project

indianadunes1Working with NIPSCO and the NPS, NPT has acquired 2 critical parcels of land that will be used to extend the boundary of the lakeshore. To learn more about the project and our involvement, click here.