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! 



Stokes, Bullis and Washington Latin Students Serenade the Secretary of the Interior

Stokes, Bullis and Washington Latin Students Serenade the Secretary of the Interior

Last week, students from Buddy Bison schools were the special guests at an event to honor Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with NPT’s American Park Experience Award. Second through fifth grade students from Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School (Washington, DC), third graders from the Bullis School (Potomac, MD) and sixth grade students from Washington Latin Public Charter School (Washington, DC) made formal presentations about their outdoor adventures to environmentalists, Department of the Interior and National Park Service officials.

When Secretary Salazar was honored with his Award for all his work to conserve land and get kids involved with nature, these students gave him his real tribute—a song! Together students from these three Buddy Bison schools formed a choir, and under thPicture 1.pnge direction of Stokes School’s Music teacher Ms. Cheryl Jones, they performed “Get Out to the Great Outdoors” for the first time anywhere! Check out this video to hear some of the song—the feature number in the new Buddy Bison musical, written by Rob Cohen!