National Kids to Parks Day

Start the summer season out right by taking the kids on an outdoor adventure! Missouri State Parks encourages all Missourians to get out in a park on National Kids to Parks Day! This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks.

At a time when an obesity epidemic touches nearly one in three children who are either overweight or obese, communities are witnessing sky-rocketing rates of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels in children. Missouri State Parks is committed to a simple motto: “active kids are healthy kids” and encourages visitors to use National Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors, at state parks and historic sites, to develop more active, healthy lifestyles!

Attend one of the following family-oriented activities planned for National Kids to Parks Day. Click on the event for more details.

National Get Kids Out to Play Day Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Night Sky over Babler Dr. Edmumd A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Footprint Hike Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Historic Games Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Burfordville 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Crowder State Park, Trenton 8 a.m. - Noon
Youth Fishing Day Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia 10 a.m. - Noon
Take a Hike Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mudpie Magic Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Basics of Camping Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster 3 p.m. Friday - 10 a.m. Saturday
Kid's Fishing Class Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Parent/Child Build a Birdhouse Program Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg 1 p.m.
Kids Fishing Day Roaring River State Park, Cassville 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
St. Joe Scavenger Hunt St. Joe State Park, Park Hills 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Celebration Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, Florida 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Wallace State Park, Cameron 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.