Kids to Parks Day

2019 Kids to Parks Day will be Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 1 pm

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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The Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 18, 2019 will be updated closer to the event. Below are some possible activities and times that we are proposing -- events are scheduled to change!

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 - 11 am
Collison Field
Wild Bird Introduction and Demo with Tom Newquist
10 am - 12 pm
Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
Fishing Activity by Annapolis Police Department
10 am - 12 pm
Collison Field
Bike Rodeo / Learn to Ride a Bike demo
11 am - 12 pm
Griscom Field #1
Pick Up Flag Football (all ages)
11 am - 12 pm
Callahan Court #1
Pick Up Basketball (all ages)
11 am - 1 pm
Truxtun Park Boat Ramp
Stand Up Paddleboarding by Capital SUP
12 - 1 pm
Truxtun Park Pavilion #3 (next to playground & pool)
FREE hot dogs for lunch (while supplies last)