ATTENTION Trail TRACKers: As a precaution against COVID-19, Kids in Parks is taking steps that may impact your TRACK Trail visits and prize mailings. Acknowledge any guidelines, restrictions, or closures mandated by your local city, county or state.

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#ThankfulThursday - America's Public Lands

This #ThankfulThursday, we want to recognize our partners in the National Park Service and other partners within the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture. America’s public lands are the crown jewels of our country. Made up of renowned national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, conservation areas, scenic rivers, marine monuments, historic sites, battlefields, and wildernesses, public lands cover hundreds of millions of acres across the nation.
by Allison Royal, November 5th, 2020

National TRACK Trails Day 2020

Not only do people benefit from being outdoors, but our public lands also benefit when people use them! Stronger connections between children and parks cultivate stewards who will understand the value of our public lands. As those connections have grown (and still grow!) on our network of TRACK Trails, we’re excited to celebrate our 2nd annual National TRACK Trails Day! A day to honor our partners and Trail TRACKers who help make this program possible!
by Allison Royal, July 17th, 2020

Introducing e-Adventures!

Kids in Parks has converted some of our most popular TRACK Trail brochures into e-Adventures that kids can do on a smartphone or tablet. Kids can complete these e-Adventures in their backyard, schoolyard, local park, on an official TRACK Trail, or anywhere in between.
by Allison Royal, April 28th, 2020

Creating a Nature Journal

Creating a nature journal is a great way to connect kids to the outdoors and encourage them to observe the natural world around them. Nature journals can be as simple or as creative as desired, can have a singular theme or cover many topics, and record findings in your backyard or findings from a hike.
by Allison Royal, March 31st, 2020

Regarding COVID-19

In light of the precautions being taken nationally to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Kids in Parks will be suspending some of our usual operations in order to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control, as well as orders from our respective state’s government. Expect delays and ommissions of trail materials at our trailheads, but feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns. Read for more info.
by Allison Royal, March 18th, 2020

Hiking Hobbies

Sometimes starting something new can feel like a commitment, especially when it involves physical activity. And often we lose interest in something that should be simple and carefree, because we are so used to feeling like everything should have structure and immediate purpose. So, what do you do? Try bringing new activities and hobbies to your hike through the woods and turn it into a whole new experience.
by Allison Royal, February 24th, 2020