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. Click here to read the news release.

May 13 Events

Kids Kite Day Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

May 20 Events

Spring Trail Hike Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon 9 a.m.
Historical Children's Festival First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kids to Parks Day Scavenger Hunt Long Branch State Park, Macon 9 a.m.
Family Scavenger Hunt Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Discovery Day Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Build a Blue Bird House Pomme de Terre State Park, Hermitage 10 a.m. - Noon
Wildflower Walk Prairie State Park, Mindenmines 10 a.m. - Noon
Spring Kids Fishing Day Roaring River State Park, Cassville 6:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Creek Walkin' St. Joe State Park, Park Hills 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.