Celebrate Memorial Day with Buddy Bison

From the National Park Trust:


The Memorial Day holiday marks the beginning of warmer weather, outdoor adventures, and the approach of summer days. More importantly it is a day of remembrance and occurs during National Military Appreciation Month. This is a time when we reflect on the things that we value about our country and pay tribute to those who protect it every day.

Celebrate Memorial Day with our mascot Buddy Bison by writing a patriotic shape poem and learning about how Civil War soldiers communicated while on the battlefield. Then virtually explore the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C, and visit park sites like the Vietnam Veterans and World War II Memorials.


Kids To Park Day is May 17th

kids to park day


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.