FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; May 16, 2013
FLORIDA STATE PARKS CELEBRATE NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY ON MAY 18
~State Parks to host a variety of family friendly events and activities ~
A family enjoys a day at the beach at Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville.
TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Park Service will celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 18. Parents are encouraged to celebrate by bringing their children to a state park for a picnic, a hike in the woods or a refreshing swim.
"National Kids to Parks Day provides a wonderful opportunity for families to experience Florida's natural beauty with a fun day outside," said Florida Park Service Director Donald V. Forgione. "This Saturday, gather your kids and friends and head to a Florida state park to explore nature and enjoy our famous sunshine."
Many of Florida's state parks have organized special events appropriate for children and families for Saturday, May 18:
Civil War Weekend
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Topsail Nature Hike
Santa Rosa Beach
Turtles and Reptiles Program
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Disasters & Dreams Powerpoint Program
Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Third Saturday Photo Challenge
Music in the Park
Cayo Costa Heritage Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Introduction to Kayak Fishing
North Palm Beach
National Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide grassroots movement which was established as part of the National Park Trust’s ongoing efforts to connect youth across the country with nature and encourage them to explore outdoors – especially at parks in their communities. National Kids to Parks Day is held on the third Saturday every May and is responsible for bringing more than 100,000 kids and families to parks.