April 28, 2017

Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Designating May 20 “Kids to Parks Day”

U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), applauded the Senate’s passage of their bipartisan resolution to encourage children to get outdoors by designating May 20 National Kids to Parks Day.

The seventh annual Kids to Parks Day kicks off a summer-long series of events at local, state, and national parks. Kids to Parks Day began in 2011 with the National Park Trust.

More than 731,000 people participated in last year’s Kids to Parks Day, according to the National Park Trust.

“Our parks offer an important environment for our keiki to play in, learn, and explore Hawaii’s natural resources,” said Senator Hirono, Ranking Member of the National Parks Subcommittee. “We currently have over 50 state and national parks in Hawaii. Through encouraging our ohana to get outdoors and stay active, we can help plant the seeds of success in our keiki – promoting healthy outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship for years to come.”

The seventh annual Kids to Parks Day will be Saturday, May 20, 2017. To find a list of events near you, click here.