Saturday, May 9, 2015

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day in Missouri State Parks May 16

Missourians can experience fun, family-friendly activities throughout the state park system onSaturday, May 16 in celebration of Kids to Parks Day. This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks. More than 100,000 parks throughout the nation will be participating.

Missouri is home to award-winning state and local parks that provide an opportunity for children to engage in active lifestyles, while experiencing all that nature has to offer. Events at state parks throughout the state are sponsored by Missouri State Parks on May 16 to encourage families to take an outdoor adventure at a state
park or historic site.

“Whether camping, hiking, fishing or picnicking, our parks and historic sites present many fun options for families to explore nature and discover the past,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “Kids to Parks Day is a great way to start the summer off right with an outdoor adventure in a park.”

Events being held on May 16 are listed on the state’s Kids to Parks Day Web page. Families can also read more about activities available at parks and historic sites at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.