Kids to Parks Day

at Missouri State Parks

May 20, 2023

Organized by the National Parks Trust, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors and is designed to connect kids and families with their local, state and national parks and public lands through thousands of events that promote discovery and exploration in the great outdoors. By discovering and exploring parks and public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, natural history, and the history and culture of our country.

Kids to Parks Day is traditionally recognized on the third Saturday in May and is on May 20 this year. Below is a list of Kids to Parks Day events being held in Missouri state parks and historic sites. Click on the name of the event or the park/historic site for more information about the event. Please note that these events are subject to change or cancellation.

For more information about the national initiative, visit the National Park Trust's website at are encouraged to log their adventures on social media with #KidstoParks.

Name of Event
Historical Children's Festival First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids Free Fishing Day Roaring River State Park, Cassville 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Kids to Parks Day Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids to Parks Day Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spring Story Time: Let's Go on a Hike Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial 10-10:30 a.m.