Kids to Parks Day

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Get Outdoors for Kids to Parks Day

On May 19, 2018, Loveland Parks & Recreation joins the 1-million + people at hundreds of national, state, and local parks, and public lands across the country taking part in the 8th annual NPT Kids to Parks Day (KTP Day). KTP Day is a nationally coordinated day designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering our public lands, kids across the country are learning about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM, and history. Through teaching the next generation to appreciate our public lands, NPT is working to foster future park enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards.

Each year, on the third Saturday of May, National Park Trust, working with cities and partners across the country, invites kids of all ages to find their own adventure at one of the hundreds of events hosted nationwide.

By coordinating a wide array of park activities on a single day, Kids to Parks Day attracts new park goers and helps connect existing park enthusiasts with local organizations in the hopes of creating park advocates and stewards. The task to preserve our country’s public lands and waters requires a collaborative effort among organizations, government agencies, and most importantly passionate park advocates and stewards.

So get out and go celebrate this national day of outdoor play in your Loveland parks!

Activities

Mobile Recreation Trailer

Come to North Lake Park (2750 N. Taft Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and check out our new mobile recreation trailer presented by Kaiser Permanente. It's full of fun games and activities. We're bringing the fun to you!

PlayItUp℠ Family Fitness Demos

Connect with your child through circuit training-based fitness play! PlayItUp℠ family fitness classes allow adults to achieve a solid workout while interacting/playing with their children.  Fitness fun for the whole family!

Free demonstration classes at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at North Lake Park.

Train Rides

Plus, hop on the Buckhorn Northern Railroad train at North Lake Park from 12:00 - 4:00 for a train ride. Cost to ride is 75 cents per rider. Operated by the Lions Club.

Splash Parks

Splish and splash your way through the water at the splash pads located at Fairgrounds Park (700 S. Railroad Ave.) and Loveland Sports Park (950 N. Boyd Lake Ave.).

SNAG Golf

Kids 12 and under can play a free round of Starting New at Golf (SNAG) at the mini-course at Cattail Creek (2116 W. 29th St.).

Chilson Recreation Center

Enjoy a free child admission (with bonus Winona Pool coupon) with a paid adult admission at the Chilson Recreation Center (700 E. 4th St.).