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'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!
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.
On Saturday, June 22, a mighty crew of Madras families celebrated the opening of two new TRACK Trails.
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.
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.
Students gathered at Barnes Butte in Prineville to celebrate the opening of the first three TRACK Trails in Oregon.
We have dozens of different activities that kids can do outdoors! Here are some of our Trail TRACKers favorite Kids in Parks activities!
As we celebrate #OneMillionTRACKs, a week dedicated to the one million adventures completed on our TRACK Trails, we wanted to showcase what some of our Trail TRACKers have to say about the adventures they take with Kids in Parks! Here are some of our Trail TRACKers favorite TRACK Trails to visit!
Kids in Parks has reached an awesome milestone: one million adventures have been completed on our TRACK Trails! And to celebrate, we’ll be dedicating the first week of June to show how much we appreciate your support and seeing the adventures you take with Track and Kip! We’ll also be launching a limited-time T-shirt fundraiser through Bonfire, where all proceeds from the fundraiser will help fund prizes for the next one million Trail TRACKers!
Now for a limited time, you can purchase one of three Kids in Parks shirts and wear your support as you "TRACK the trails" with us!
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.