EDIT: Four Parks Are Now Participating!
Remember how fun it was to play at a park as a child? Heck, it was (is) even fun as an adult.
When we’d take our three little girls to parks, I was never sure which of the five of us had a better time. I think it was a tie – a 5 way tie.
The National Park Trust organizes a nationwide day of outdoor play to encourage children across the country to explore their community parks and discover history, nature and adventure right around the corner. If you ask me, that’s something that should be acknowledged every month – not just one one day in one moth.
Fresh air, activity, and family fun… I think you could fix a lot of the ills in our society if we got back to good old fashioned family fun and togetherness.
Three Kentucky State Parks will be participating in Kids to Parks Day on May 16, 2015. Of course, by “participating, ” that means these three have special events planned. The other parks are most certainly open and would love nothing more than to see you and your kids coming to spend the day with them.
Columbus-Belmont State Park, Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site and Pine Mountain State Resort Park, however, will be participating in Kids to Parks Day by hosting games and outdoor experiences. Here are the details for each park. All times are local.
Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus
Kids and families will enjoy a day of old-fashioned fun at the park. There will be games, hiking, and educational programs. Kids will play mini golf and visit the museum free. For more information, contact Columbus-Belmont at 270-677-2327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe
Play outdoor games among the Mounds and make a Mississippian Indian style gorget necklace to take home. Games include hoop and darts, stickball, corn toss and a relay race at 11 a.m. for kids age 12 and under. Free for kids age 15 and under with paid adult admission. Limit two kids free with one paid adult for $5. Event is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Wickliffe Mounds at 270-335-3681 or email email@example.com
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
The park will offer a day of free activities starting at 10:30 a.m. Activities include a guided hike, mini golf, a birds of prey program, and s’mores. For more information, contact Beth Byrnes at 606-337-3066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
Look for white-tailed deer, bird watch, build a sandcastle, visit the playground, go for a picnic, hike the trails, borrow a fishing pole, rent a boat, play a round of miniature golf, or enjoy a campfire. From 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 800-325-0058 for information.