Celebrate National Park Trust’s #KidsToParks Day 2015 With a Giveaway

Parks are some of the best places to build fun family memories, and on May 16, you can make some more on National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day 2015.

National Park Trust's #KidsToParks Day 2015

The National Parks Trust is dedicated to perserving local, state, and national parks, and it wants 500,000 people to sign the pledge to take their kids out to a park on Saturday, May 16. To sign up, visit kidstoparks.org.

Families are spending more time indoors nowadays, and it’s important to reconnect with the outdoors and enjoy the benefits of playing and exploring parks. Active kids are healthy kids. Last year, there were more than 447,000 participants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., so this is a very reachable goal.

As a bonus, when you sign the pledge, you also get a chance to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera.

Kids to Parks Day has been endorsed by America’s State Parks, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Hiking Society, Boy Scouts of America, Children & Nature Network, Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Interior’s Youth in the Great Outdoors, National Education Association, National Environmental Education Foundation, National Geographic Kids, National Parks Hospitality Association, National Recreation and Parks Association, National Wildlife Federation, Ready Set Wear It!, US Play Coalition, US Army Corps of Engineers, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Move Outside! Initiative, half the nation’s governors, and many more.

Whew! That’s a lot of endorsements.

So sign up, then find an organized event in your area. If there isn’t one, that’s ok. Just visit any local park. There are plenty of great parks here in Orlando, as well as across the state of Florida. I’m sure there’s a great park near you. The idea is just to get you and your family to enjoy a park. You can visit parktrust.org/youthprograms/buddy-bison/resources for some fun ideas.

National Park Trust's #KidsToParks Day 2015 Prize Pack

Now that you know all about Kids to Parks Day, National Parks Trust is sponsoring a fun giveaway for my readers, in partnership with CitySurfing Orlando! One lucky reader will win a great prize pack that includes a “Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide.

Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. You can even earn extra entries by doing things like tweeting about this contest. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm (ET) on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Winner will be drawn at random from all valid entries during the contest duration. Contestants must reside in the U.S. Good luck and happy entering!

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Comments: 14

  1. Justine Smith May 15, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I’m super excited about this event! I’m grabbing my allergy meds and heading out!

  2. Bobbie Anne Munsey May 15, 2015 at 10:41 am

    We haven’t visited many National Parks, but I have been to Yosemite and it was awesome!

  3. Janet W. May 15, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Our favorite park to visit is Amicalola Falls State Park.

  4. DAWN SCHMIDT May 15, 2015 at 9:28 am

    We love to visit Reid State Park

  5. Kandi May 15, 2015 at 6:36 am

    I love going to the parks.especially Yosemite

  6. beth May 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I’ve always loved the Badlands.

  7. amy rouse May 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I loved the Grand Canyon when I visited and I’d love to go back again

  8. rom May 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    any national park is a great joy to visit

  9. Tonya Kinsler May 12, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I love the Grand Canyon it is so pretty.My family loved it.

  10. annie fajardo May 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    We love Yosemite! First national park i went with my parents growing up, would love to take my little one

  11. Stacey Grantham May 12, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I love St. Augustine and the fort in Fl.

  12. Amelia Drew May 11, 2015 at 12:44 am

    We love camping at Yosemite- its so great there!

  13. Lauren May 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I like the Grand Canyon.

  14. Susan Daoust Young via Facebook May 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    National Parks are a treasure and offer so much for grandkids!