Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rob Portman (R-OH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Richard Burr (R-NC) in introducing a bipartisan resolution that would encourage children to get outdoors and promote healthy outdoor recreation by designating today, May 15, 2021, as “National Kids to Parks Day.”
“National Parks offer countless opportunities for children to engage in recreational and educational activities and cultivate a lifelong love of the outdoors,” said Senator Collins. “Our bipartisan resolution would recognize the important role parks like Acadia have in encouraging children to play outside and stay healthy. I encourage every family to take the time to visit and experience all that our National Parks have to offer.”
First celebrated by the National Park Trust in 2011, the eleventh annual Kids to Parks Day marks the beginning of a summer-long series of events at state parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living.