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Arts in Parks

The month of October is National Arts and Humanities Month, and to recognize how nature and our parks inspire creatives, the National Park Service celebrates Arts in Parks.
by Allison Royal, October 18th, 2019

Celebrating NTTD and Two New Trails!

Trail TRACKers and families all across the nation went out on August 24 to celebrate National TRACK Trails Day! Despite some rainy weather in the east coast regions, a great time was had by all who went out to hike, bike, or play disc golf on our many TRACK Trails! Whether you visited your favorite TRACK Trail location, or were able to attend one of our many NTTD events that day, we're so glad you went out and TRACKed the Trails with us!
by Allison Royal, August 28th, 2019

KIP Turns 10! Celebrate with us on National TRACK Trails Day!

Can you believe it? Kids in Parks is turning 10! And we’re so excited to celebrate! It has been our passion this past decade to create opportunities to encourage children and parents to improve wellness by turning to nature; by venturing outdoors and “unplugging” from the distractions of modern life. Because not only do people benefit from being outdoors, but our public lands benefit when people use them!
by Allison Royal, August 13th, 2019

10 Cool TRACK Trail Parks to go for a Swim

We're nearly midway through the summer, and it has been HOT! However, there’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had, even when the weather is a little more than warm. Read this post by @mtnmamatales for some great hot weather hiking tips to beat the heat when you go out with your kids. There are plenty of ways to safely enjoy being outside when the summer is at its peak. And what better way to cool off than to go for a swim? Here’s a list of ten of our TRACK Trail locations that have a swimming hole or two!
by Allison Royal, August 1st, 2019

New TRACK Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia!

On Saturday, July 27, our 19th TRACK Trail location in Virginia opened at the James River Visitor Center (Blue Ridge Parkway MP 63.7). Here you can stretch your legs on the Trail of Trees or Canal Lock Trails . Or you can make a day of it with the 3.5-mile Otter Creek Trail that connects Otter Creek Campground to the James River Visitor Center.
by Allison Royal, July 29th, 2019

#OneMillionTRACKs: Your adventures with Kids in Parks!

We get a lot of fantastic comments and stories from our Trail TRACKers and parents. Everything from hiking adventures, to what they’ve learned, and why they choose to TRACK the trails with us! We wouldn’t have reached this one million milestone without so many awesome Trail TRACKers and their families and friends! So here are a few quotes from various experiences share with Kids in Parks.
by Allison Royal, June 14th, 2019