Kids to Parks Day

***The 2018 Kids to Parks Day event scheduled for Saturday, May 19th in Truxtun Park was canceled due a continued rain forecast.***

Kids to Parks Day is an 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.

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Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 19, 2018 *** please note: event was canceled due to rain. ***

Time Location Event
9 - 9:10 am “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Welcome, Recreation and Parks Director Archie Trader
9:10 - 9:15 am “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Remarks, City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley
9 - 11 am Griscom Field #1 Youth Baseball Game 8U
10 - 10:15 am
Callahan Court #1
Drone Demonstration
10 am - 12 pm
Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
Fishing Activity by Annapolis Police Department
10 am - 12 pm
Griscom Field #2
Youth Baseball Game 12U
11 am - 12 pm
Griscom Field #1
Pick Up Rugby with Severn River Rugby (all ages)
11 am - 12 pm
Callahan Court #1
Pick Up Basketball (all ages)
11 am - 5 pm
Truxtun Park Pool
Open Swim (all ages)
12 - 1 pm
Truxtun Park Pavilion #3 (next to playground & pool)
FREE hot dogs for lunch (while supplies last)
12 - 2 pm
Griscom Field #2
Pick Up Soccer with Christos FC (all ages)
12 - 2 pm
Collison Field (or in a pavilion if it's raining... TBD!)
Wild Bird Introduction and Demo by Tom Newquist
2 - 4 pm
Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
Kayaking Activity by Kayak Annapolis (all ages)