Listed below are our Top 10 Most Visited TRACK Trail sites for the year 2020. These parks, in no particular order, had the highest numbers of Kid in Parks registrations, with each park offering unique experiences across vastly different regions in the United States.
For our final #ThankfulThursday, we want to show our thanks to all other organizations that contribute to getting kids and families outdoors for their wellness and education.
For another #ThankfulThursday, we want to recognize city and county parks. Just as water, sewer, and public safety are considered essential public services, parks are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community.
For another #ThankfulThursday, we want to recognize our state parks partners. Plan a visit to any of these state parks in North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia where you can find a TRACK Trail! We also have trails coming soon in South Carolina State Parks!
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.
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!
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.
2019 was a busy and exciting year for Kids in Parks. Alongside introducing a number of new experiences to our network of trails, we saw our one-millionth adventure taken on our trails, and later celebrated our 10th anniversary. With more opportunities to get outdoors, we saw many first-time visitors to our partnering parks and sites.
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!
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!
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.
We have dozens of different activities that kids can do outdoors! Here are some of our Trail TRACKers favorite Kids in Parks activities!