May 16, 2015
Start the summer season out right by taking the kids on an outdoor adventure! Missouri State Parks encourages all Missourians to get out in a park on National Kids to Parks Day! This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks.
At a time when an obesity epidemic touches nearly one in three children who are either overweight or obese, communities are witnessing sky-rocketing rates of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels in children. Missouri State Parks is committed to a simple motto: “active kids are healthy kids” and encourages visitors to use National Kids to Parks Day as the first of many days spent outdoors, at state parks and historic sites, to develop more active, healthy lifestyles!
Attend one of the following family-oriented activities planned for National Kids to Parks Day. Click on the event for more details.
|National Kids to Parks Day||Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson||10 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|National Kids to Parks Day||Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington||10 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Children's Historic Games||Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Burfordville||9 a.m. - 11 a.m.|
|National Kids to Parks Day||Crowder State Park, Trenton||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Historical Children's Festival||First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Mudpie Magic||Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook||1 p.m. - 4 p.m.|
Dutch Oven Cooking and Hike
|Kansas City Outreach Office, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, Kansas City||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|National Kids to Parks Day||Montauk State Park, Salem||10 a.m. - Noon|
|St. Joe Scavenger Hunt||St. Joe State Park, Park Hills||11 a.m. - 2 p.m.|