Mayor Pam Hemminger to Proclaim May 18 as Kids to Parks Day in Chapel Hill

Post Date:05/07/2019 3:17 PM

Celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May, Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation will participate in Kids to Parks Day – a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. Chapel Hill’s Mayor Pam Hemminger will present a proclamation to Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation patrons, recognizing May 18 as Kids to Parks Day in Chapel Hill.

This short ceremony will take place at Chapel Hill Town Hall on Wednesday, May 8th at 7 p.m. prior to the council's regularly scheduled business meeting. Parents and youth are invited to attend, and come up front with us as the mayor reads this proclamation!

Launched in 2011, Kids to Parks is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors organized by the National Park Trust.  By discovering and exploring our public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship and outdoor recreation. 

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation has coordinated the following activities to foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park champions. Because kids need parks – and parks need kids! 

  • Friday, May 17, Community Pop Up for the Oakwood Housing Neighborhood
  • Saturday, May 18, SibShop Specialized Recreation for siblings with special needs.
  • Sunday, May 19, Bigfoot Tracking & River Float on the NC Mountains-to-Sea-Trail and ENO River
  • Saturday, June 8, Hanging Rock State Park Day Trip

By coordinating a wide array of park activities, Kids to Parks Days attract first-time park visitors as well as existing park enthusiasts. Together we will be able to protect and preserve our country’s public lands and waters by cultivating passionate park advocates and stewards. Join us today!

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