• 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! 




Electronic Field Trips and games connect children with national parks through a rich, online learning experience. These programs intertwine the park and lesson objective.

Sea Challenge

Gulf Island National Seashore

Climate Change

North Cascades National Park

Exploring Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Discovering the Mysteries

of Bryce Canyon National Park

Into the Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park

Searching for Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks

Buffalo Soldiers

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Get Connected

Buddy Bison has friends and families exploring parks all over the country. Everything from huge national parks to the local parks in their area. Become one of Buddy Bison's followers and friends. Send him pictures of your park adventure to be entered on his map, national news letter - Buddy Bison's Buzz. You could be his next Adventure of the Month.

What's New

  • newschoolyear

    Welcome to a new school year! 
    As you settle into your normal school routine this year, don't forget to make time for you and your children to enjoy our nation's parks. Read more from Parents Magazine.

  • Parents-teacherrotatingoutdoorclassroom
    Getting Close to Our Wild Neighbors
    "I caught another one!" I heard this phrase a lot when the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City were catching toads on August 19th at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway, NJ. Read more...

Buddy Bison's Buzz






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.


Find 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.


 Your county's parks and recreation department will also have a complete list of the parks in your area and what activities are available.


Park Activities

Park Activities

Use our park activity guide to start your adventure, then use the Buddy Bison Adventure Book for fun outdoor activities!



What to bring:

• Take a backpack
• Bring water – enough for everyone to stay hydrated
• Healthy snacks – like an apple or fruit, carrots, nuts, unsweetened dried fruit
• Sunscreen
• Hat and/or sunglasses
• Rain gear
• Extra layers
• Complete change of clothes (it can be left in the car during your adventure)



Tell your friends on Facebook to "like" National Park Trust and our mascot Buddy Bison. Don't forget to email pictures and a description of your adventure to buddy@buddybison.org.

Please note, any photos received will be used only in NPT’s publications, including our website and e-newsletters, and in materials for educational purposes. We only use first names in our publications if provided.





Buddy Bison Adventure Book

Buddy Bison's Adventure Book

Take this book with you on your next park adventure. There are many activities and games to play. Grab a friend and get outside!