Kids to Parks Day

Kids to Parks Day 2019 was held Saturday, May 18!

Kids to Parks Day is an annual opportunity for youth and adults to enjoy local parks, trails and outdoor activities in our great town!

Launched in 2011, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors organized by National Park Trust (NPT) and is designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands. By discovering and exploring our public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and the history of our country. In addition, by teaching our kids to appreciate and enjoy our public lands, we can foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards and caretakers of these important places. Because kids need parks – and parks need kids! Each year in preparation for Kids to Parks Day, which is always hosted on the third Saturday of May, NPT works with cities and towns, teachers, families, park and public lands officials and numerous partners across the country to invite kids of all ages to create their own adventures at one of the thousands of park events and programs featured on our site.

For additional questions about Kids to Parks Day in Annapolis, please contact Archie Trader.

Kids to Parks Day 2019

The following was the Schedule of Events for Kids to Parks Day 2019 (held May 18 in Truxtun Park)

Time Event Location
9 - 9:30 am Welcome, Recreation and Parks Director Archie Trader “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center parking lot by Griscom
9 - 9:30 am
Proclamation, Alderman Marc Rodriguez, Ward 5 “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center parking lot by Griscom
9:30 - 10:30 am
Fishing with Annapolis Police Department Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
9:30 am - 1 pm
Wild Bird Introduction with Raptor's Eye Collison Field
10 am - 12 pm
River Art with Arundel Rivers Federation
Pavilion 2 (by Skateboard Park)
10 am - 12 pm
Stand Up Paddleboarding by SUP
Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
10 am - 12 pm
Bike Safety with PedalPower Kids
Truxtun Park Pool parking lot
10 am - 12 pm
Bike Check with Annapolis Police Department
Truxtun Park Pool parking lot
10 am - 12 pm
Pick Up Flag Football
Griscom Field 1
10 am - 12 pm
Pick Up Basketball
Callahan Courts 1 & 2
10 am - 12 pm
Skateboard Open Skate with Chris Opilla
Truxtun Skateboard Park
10 am - 12 pm
Information Table by Blue Star Families
Truxtun Park Pool parking lot
12 - 1 pm
Boat Exhibition by the City of Annapolis Harbormaster
Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
12:15 - 1 pm
FREE hot dogs for lunch (while supplies last)
Truxtun Park Pool parking lot