Families in the Durham, North Carolina region just got four new awesome ways to enjoy summer. In June, four new TRACK Trails opened around the city of Durham, giving kids and families in the area an easy and fun way to explore the outdoors.
Students gathered at Barnes Butte in Prineville to celebrate the opening of the first three TRACK Trails in Oregon.
On May 9th, a group of 2nd graders visited Rumbling Bald to celebrate the grand opening of the TRACK Trail and explore the natural riches of Hickory Nut Gorge.
The newest TRACK Trail opened at the Heritage Trail Greenway in Newton, North Carolina on November 9.
The town turned out to open the newest TRACK Trail at Creekside Park!
Three years ago, Kids in Parks installed three TRACK Trails in partnership with San Diego County Parks. One of the trails, the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Preserve, has been the program's most registered TRACK Trail three years in a row. Because of this success, the county recently partnered with Kids in Parks to install two new TRACK Trails, giving kids and families from the region a total of five locations to get outdoors and active in parks!
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.
On Friday, June 20th, Smithfield Community Park celebrated the grand opening of their new TRACK Trail.