Get Outside on Kids to Parks Day

kids to parks day logoAPRIL 12, 2018 — Staunton Parks & Recreation is inviting the community to join more than one million people nationwide in visiting a local, state or national park on May 19 for the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day (KTP Day).

Staunton’s parks and recreation department will host a KTP Day event from 2-5 p.m., May 19 at NatureRidge natural playground in Montgomery Hall Park. Event participants will receive a free wildflower seed ball and a cookie (while supplies last).

The NPT works to cultivate future park enthusiasts and develop the next generation of park stewards. KTP Day is a nationally coordinated day designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation and history.

“At Staunton Parks & Recreation, every day is a Kids to Parks Day,” said Chris Tuttle, director of Staunton Parks & Recreation. “It’s all the more exciting to have an official day dedicated for families to connect with our parks, discovering the wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities we provide for Stauntonians and neighboring citizens every day. I encourage everyone to get out and celebrate this national day of play.”

Staunton City Council will issue a proclamation recognizing KTP Day at its regular meeting on May 10.

About Kids to Parks Day

Launched in 2011, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors. Each year, on the third Saturday of May, the National Park Trust works with cities and partners across the country to invite kids of all ages to find their own adventure at one of the hundreds of events hosted nationwide.

By coordinating a wide array of park activities on a single day, Kids to Parks Day attracts new park goers and helps connect existing park enthusiasts with local organizations. To learn more or find other nearby events, visit www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day.

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