May 16, 2020
Kids to Parks Day
Web Address: https://www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day/school-contest/
Other Information: ids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play organized by the National Park
Trust (NPT) that strives to connect kids and families with their local, state, and
Each year, Title I schools (grades pre-K through 12) have an opportunity to
compete for grants to fund a field trip to a park in their community. Students must
research and write the proposal themselves. Teachers and staff will also have a
short section to complete. NPT will award park grants up to $1,000 to winning
entries. Last year, 79 grants were awarded.
Each contest entry must address ALL three elements of the program:
Education - How will you use the park as an outdoor classroom?
Health and Wellness - How will you promote a healthy lifestyle through outdoor
Park Stewardship - How will you make the park a better place through a
volunteer service project?