Celebrate National Kids to Park Day in Decatur This Saturday


Buzz around eight Decatur community gardens, parks, and a woodland sanctuary on National Kids to Parks Day, May 16, a nation-wide day of outdoor play encouraging children to explore their local, state, and national parks and public lands. Garden Go Seek is a kid-oriented, family-friendly scavenger hunt designed to get you out of the house and into Decatur’s beeeee-autiful green spaces. And it won’t sting your family budget because it’s free!

  1. Pick up a free Garden Go Seek booklet at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave. or at any the gardens listed here.
  2. Hunt down answers to all of the questions.
  3. Get a special prize at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave.

Look for volunteers at each site from 11 am to 2 pm to answer questions. Can’t visit all eight in one day? Spread them out throughout the week or all summer!

For a list of the participating greenspaces, click here.

Kids To Park Day is May 17th

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Countdown to Kids to Parks Day! Pledge to take your family or a group of children to a local park on May 17th. And when you do, you’ll be entered to win the  KTPD14 GRAND prize..

Download the free activity book for ideas of how to enjoy your park.

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Stop by one of the city’s many gardens, pick up a Garden Go Seek booklet, complete the activities and take it to the Visitor’s center for a prize.

Visit one of all of the City of Decatur’s Parks and/or Greenspaces. Maybe take a bike ride or walk to one you haven’t visited before. Take a picnic, a frisbee or a ball, and make an afternoon of it. Relax and enjoy your family time together.