• 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! 



How to Find a Park

These websites will help you find a park in your community. Just enter your zipcode, city/town or state.

Explore your America

 Explore new parks, lakes, forests and historic landmarks. Plan your outdoor adventure.


Nature Rocks

Playing in nature is free and fun. Enter your zip code and find parks near you. 


Discover the Forest

Learn where to go to discover forests.


Take Buddy Bison to a National Park

Do you know that there are nearly 400 national park units. You can become a juinor ranger!


Find Events In Your Area

Looking for fun events? Click here to learn more.


State Parks

Find great State Parks here.
Select a state, then a reigon. 


US Army Corps

This site is your gateway to many recreation spots at Corps lands and waters.




Featured Park


Become a Ranger

Become a WebRanger!

The National Park Service invites you to become a WebRanger.

Play more than 50 games and learn about your national parks!

Visit this site, then go outside a visit a national park.

Click here to become a WebRanger.

Become a Junior Ranger!

Earn your badges when you explore national parks. Learn how by asking a ranger at the Visitors Centers. Bring Buddy Bison along and take pictures of him on your adventures. Look for Buddy in the park bookstore. Send your photos to buddy@buddybison.org.

Learn more here!





Get Out and Play

Let's go play in a park!

Adventure Booklet

Take the Buddy Bison Adventure Book on your next park visit!
Use this booklet to help you have a fun experience in one of our nation’s parks.

Ready, set, GO!

Click here to view and print

What can you do at your park?

Don't forget to bring Buddy Bison to make the day extra special. Send your photos to Buddy@buddybison.org.

 Outdoor Recreation
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball
Find a trail.
Canoe or Kayak
Remember safety first!
Bike Ride or Rock Climb

Historical or Walking Tour

Don't forget to bring healthy snacks and beverages!

Talk to your local Park Ranger about being a park steward:

Tree planting  Park Clean Up

Invasive Species Removal

Trail Restoration or Creation

For more information about these activities contact your local park ranger.

Click here to find a park near you!

Download the PDF

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