May 21st is National Kids to Parks Day


Children nationwide will take part in a grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks through play on Saturday, May 21, as they participate in the National Park Trust’s (NPT) first annual National Kids to Parks Day. The national kick-off event for Kids to Parks is planned for the National Mall on Friday, May 20, 2011.

Already, over 1,600 kids have committed to visit a park on Saturday, May 21 by signing up online at NPT’s Buddy Bison web site ( Buddy Bison, the wooly mascot and driving force behind NPT’s popular educational program, Where’s Buddy Bison Been?® encourages children to “explore outdoors, the parks are yours.”  In honor of May 21st National Kids to Parks Day, the Buddy Bison web site now includes an area where kids can commit to visit a park and provides a slew of resources for outdoor, healthy living.

The City of Decatur will celebrate with the dedication of Glenlake Park at 11am on Saturday, May 21. Join us for the dedication then plan on playing at the park.

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