National Kids to Parks Day

May 16, 2015

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. Click here to read the news release.

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.

Hummingbirds Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock 2 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children's Historic Games Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Burfordville 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Raptor Education and Awareness Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Sedalia 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Crowder State Park, Trenton 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Historical Children's Festival First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mudpie Magic Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Dutch Oven Cooking and Hike
(Field Trip to Knob Noster State Park)

Kansas City Outreach Office, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, Kansas City 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Montauk State Park, Salem 10 a.m. - Noon
Build a Blue Bird House Pomme de Terre State Park, Hermitage 10 a.m. - Noon
St. Joe Scavenger Hunt St. Joe State Park, Park Hills 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
National Kids to Parks Day Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kid's Kite Day Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Family Fun Day at the Park Washington State Park, De Soto 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.