• 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! 



Get your own Buddy Bison


When you buy Buddy Bison, you help National Park Trust send an under-served student to a local, state or national park or wildlife area. All proceeds from sales of Buddy Bison and T-shirts benefit our Kids to Parks National Scholarship Fund.
After you get your own Buddy Bison, send your photos of you and Buddy Bison as you explore national, state, and local parks; historic landmarks; wilderness areas; and wildlife refuges to buddy@buddybison.org. Or send them to Buddy's facebook page. We may add you to Buddy's map.

You may be selected to be featured on our website and in our newsletter, Buddy Bison's Buzz along with stories, songs or drawings that you have written with Buddy Bison.

Buddy Bison says, "explore outdoors, the parks are yours!". Become part of this national movement and help us cultivate current and future park stewards!



American Park Trail Mix

Trail Mix

What snacks can you bring with you to the park? Try bananas and apples--they're portable, delicious and come in their own natural packaging. Do you   want to have fun in the kitchen before you leave on your park adventure? Why not try this All American Park Trail Mix?

All American Park Trail Mix
1/4 Cup California toasted Walnuts 
1/4 Cup Georgia toasted Pecans 
1/2 Cup Texas Salted Peanuts 
1/4 Cup Michigan Dried Cherries 
1/4 Cup Dried New Jersey Blueberries 
1/2 Cup Dakota Plains Sunflower seeds 
1/4 Cup Dried Wisconsin Cranberries 
1/4 CupDried and diced New York Apples

For a sweet kick add 1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate covered rasin or candy!

Mix all in a bowl and toss to combine. Store in an airtight container.

*recipe provided by Ohio Chef, Katie Greenslade Merrill 




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Our Commitment To Privacy
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