Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider promoting and co-branding programs already in existence in your park on our around May 10- 25th. 



  • Families, Kids, and Adults


  • We are excited to celebrate our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and invite your city to join us for this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.

    Cities and towns across the country can make the pledge to participate by proclaiming May 17th as National Kids to Parks Day. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents! 



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A Visit from Nature

This month 5th grade students from Jose de Diego Community Academy in Chicago, IL got a special visit from me and Sara Rose, a naturalist from the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s Trailside Museum. Sara taught the students about the food web using real animal skulls and pelts. What a memorable way to learn about local animals and plants! Here is what Astry said about the visit:
I learned lots of new things that I have always wondered about. I have had a very cool experience with skulls and noticed that squirrels have teeth just like beavers to bite on hard nuts.

A big Buddy Bison thanks to our partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for sponsoring Jose de Diego Community Academy this year.
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MAY 2013

Jose de Diego goes to Indiana Dunes

Indiana DunesIn May Jose de Diego sent students to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. While they were therem, the students were the first to ever play in the new nature play area. Students also had the opportunity to learn about endangered species, learn about how dunes are formed and go hiking. To read their adventure Journals, click here.