Kids in Parks opened its first Historic Main Street TRACK Trail in the richly historical Town of Rutherfordton, North Carolina on May 5, 2016.
They aren’t wearing white lab coats, but there are already young citizen scientists collecting data at Front Lake at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. On April 27, the Kids in Parks program opened its first Citizen Science TRACK Trail designed to engage kids in learning and caring for the park’s ecosystem while helping staff researchers and natural resource managers.
To celebrate National Park Rx Day, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks program, Blue Ridge Parkway and National Park Service are hosting a family-friendly event at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24, at the Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. The afternoon will include a guided hike with park rangers and local pediatricians and more activities to spread awareness about the enjoyment and health benefits provided by outdoor adventures.
Last week, several partnering agencies and volunteers were recognized at the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir in Wilkesboro, NC, by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts in maintaining and improving various recreational opportunities at the lake.
Since the start of Kids in Parks in 2009, the program has expanded rapidly from the first TRACK Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway to over 100 TRACK Trails in seven different states and Washington, DC.
On Friday, June 20th, Smithfield Community Park celebrated the grand opening of their new TRACK Trail.
We had a great turnout for the Grand Opening of the President's Park TRACK Trail in Washington, D.C. on April 26th. Thanks again to everyone who made this TRACK Trail possible and made this event such a great success! Check out all the great pictures and videos here.
The North Carolina Arboretum TRACK Trail grand opening was on Saturday, March 22nd at 1PM. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony and guided walk along the new TRACK Trail!