ATTENTION Trail TRACKers: As a precaution against COVID-19, Kids in Parks is taking steps that may impact your TRACK Trail visits and prize mailings. Acknowledge any guidelines, restrictions, or closures mandated by your local city, county or state.

Parents & Teachers

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.


-Rachel Carson

Getting kids to fall in love with being in nature is a major part of what the Kids in Parks program’s TRACK Trails are all about. However, it is important to remember that it is just as easy to make your child dislike nature as it is to make your child love nature. Here are some important tips, suggestions, and resources that can help you ensure your child has an adventure in nature that will foster a desire to return.

Hiking With Kids
Teachers & Group Leaders
Resources