May 16, 2016

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day in Missouri State Parks May 21

Missourians can experience fun, family-friendly activities throughout the state park system on Saturday, May 21 in celebration of Kids to Parks Day.  This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks.  More than 100,000 parks throughout the nation will be participating.   

Missouri is home to award-winning state and local parks that provide an opportunity for children to engage in active lifestyles, while experiencing all that nature has to offer.  Events at state parks throughout the state are sponsored by Missouri State Parks on May 21 to encourage families to take an outdoor adventure at a state park or historic site. 

Events being held in state parks on May 21 are listed at Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Families can also read more about activities available at parks and historic sites at