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Saturday! Kids to Parks Day 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022 is Kids to Parks Day! Kids to Parks Day is an initiative from the National Park Trust to encourage families to get outside and active with the kids!

Kids to Parks 2017

Kids to Parks Events in Hampton Roads:

Every state park in Virginia is participating with events for the kids to mark the occasion of Kids to Parks Day, including False Cape State Park, and First Landing State Park. Many other locations are also having great outdoor events this weekend! Find all the local events we know of on the MyActiveChild.com Daily Calendar.

Kids To Parks Day at First Landing: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10am-4pm. Celebrate Kids to Parks Day at First Landing! Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet in our Discovery Room at the Trail Center to begin the day’s events in exploring the unique history, culture and ecological aspects of First Landing State Park. We will have the Discovery Room open from 10am to 4pm as well as some awesome activities for kids throughout the day. Community partners will join us to provide information to park guests about stewardship and ways to engage with the outdoors all around Hampton Roads.

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Discovery Room Open: Visit the home of the Animal Ambassadors and engage with self guided activities inside the Trail Center.
  • 10:00 am – Swamp Stomp: Join interpretive rangers for a swamp adventure! We will use nets to catch wildlife specimens at one of our Bald Cypress overlooks and learn about the swamp and its inhabitants up close. Meet at the Trail Center.
  • 12:00 pm – Take a Hike!: Come on a guided hike with our interpretive rangers to explore First Landing State Park’s most popular trail, Bald Cypress. Kids will learn about wildlife, history, and more! Meet at the Trail Center.

National Kids to Parks Day at False Cape State Park: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9am-4pm. Celebrate Kids to Parks Day at False Cape! Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet in our Visitor Center to begin the day’s events in exploring the unique history, culture and ecological aspects of False Cape State Park. We will have the Visitor Center open from 9am to 4pm. You will have to park at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and hike or bike to the park Visitor Center, or you can make reservations for the Blue Goose Tram by calling the park.

National Kids to Parks Day at York River State Park: Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10am-3pm. York River State Park is offering a variety of programs to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day including Tyke Hike, Skulls & Skins, and Stream to Sea Stroll.

No need to attend one of these events to participate in the spirit of Kids to Parks Day….choose your favorite park and head out to play! Have a great time with your family #outdoors!