• Our mission is to preserve parks today and create park stewards for tomorrow. Since 1983, we have completed more than 100 park projects in 33 states. Furthermore, to foster future park enthusiasts and stewards, we created our Buddy Bison School Program and Kids to Parks Day, our nationwide day of play. This video summarizes our accomplishments thanks to your generous support!​

    Mapping our progress


  • Since 1983, NPT has supported and assisted in acquiring inholdings and in developing public and private partnerships to promote the acquisition and preservation of parks, wildlife refuges, historic landmarks, public lands, and water ways. We have completed more than 100 park projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states. To learn more about about our work and how you can get involved, contact Dick Ring, NPT Park Projects Director.

  • Buddy Bison School Program: Because Kids Need Parks and Parks Need Kids

    The Buddy Bison school program was created in 2009 to engage diverse children from Title I schools with their local, state and national parks to teach environmental education and the numerous benefits of outdoor recreation. If parks are to survive, the face of those parks must change and under-served communities must have access to these local cultural and environmental resources. More than 80% of the students in the Buddy Bison school program qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, predominantly in inner city communities. This program has been used in 60 schools across the country in grades pre-K through 8th in public, public charter and private schools across the country (20 states and Washington D.C.).

    This experiential learning program enhances existing school curricula throughout the year with emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as history, language arts, reading, geography, the arts, and outdoor recreation. Students also learn about the careers of professionals who support our parks-- and the importance of stewarding our public lands. And in addition to bringing kids to parks, we bring parks to kids by arranging schools visits from our many conservation partners.

    To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Billy Schrack, NPT Education Director.


Dear team,

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with National Park Trust and their National Kids to Park Day initiative. The event which is scheduled for May 19, 2012 is an extension of the established partnership with NPT and Caesars Entertainment to educate children and families across the country on the responsible use of natural resources and by engaging them with parks and green space in their community.

Since 2010, the Caesars Foundation, Caesars Entertainment and HERO teams in five regions have been working with NPT to create fun and memorable park experiences for underserved youth and their families.

The goal of the partnership is to encourage children to get outside and explore local, state and national parks in their community and learn about conservation and sustainability firsthand!

To date, Caesars and NPT have brought more than 2,500 children to parks in their community to highlight the importance of environmental stewardship and Caesars’ commitment to their workforce, sustainability and the preservation of our treasured natural resources.

This year our property was invited to participate in NPT’s National Kids to Park Day initiative and on (EVENT DATE) we will host a fun, family centered outdoor event at (PARK NAME, LOCATION).

We hope that you to be part of this exciting new program and join our HERO team to help make this event a success! We will be looking for volunteers to help organize and plan the event, coordinate refreshments and prizes, and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2012 event.

Please contact (NAME) for more details on how you can be involved! Our first planning meeting is scheduled for (DATE) (LOCATION) and we invite you to join us. In the meantime, please take a look at our event page (EVENT PAGE ADDRESS) and also www.kidstoparks.org/caesars to learn more about the program.

Thank you in advance! We look forward to your participation!