Celebrate Kids to Parks Day!

Pledge to spend May 15th, 2021 outside in one of the many local outdoor spaces and join in the National Park Trust’s Annual Kids to Parks Day. There are lots of outdoor fun options in Nashville including dozens of green spaces and parks to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Kids to Parks Day - Celebrate on the swings at Crockett Park

Register your family to participate and check out activity guides, a park adventure booklet and tips from Buddy the Bison, the National Park Trust’s mascot.

Parks and Green Spaces in Nashville

We are blessed with lots of options in the Nashville area to enjoy parks and natural areas. Check out our Summer Guide which has lists of parks, playgrounds, greenways and natural areas to explore all over Middle Tennessee.

Take the National Park Services quiz to find your perfect park. You can also use the Nashville Parks finder map to find parks near you and search for specific activities and amenities.

Kids to Parks Day - Visit this Play area in Cumberland Park

Once you have picked a park, make your visit an adventure with this downloadable FREE Park Adventure Booklet. You can also download and print this list of games and activities for hiking and camping.

If you are visiting a Tennessee State Park or a National Park be sure to register for a Junior Ranger Program. Become a Buddy Bison Student Ambassador and share the mission of the National Park Trust with your community. You can even get your whole school involved through the Buddy Bison School Program and celebrate with your friends!

Kids to Parks Official Events in Middle Tennessee

Find Kids to Park events in your area at this link.

National Park Trust

Kids to Parks is sponsored by The National Park Trust, which is dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. As families spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature we need to build greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country’s public lands and parks. They are the nation’s only organization dedicated to the completion and the full appreciation, of the American system of local, state and national parks through the identification of key land acquisition and preservation needs.

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Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

3 thoughts on “Celebrate Kids to Parks Day!”

  1. I haven’t been to a park in Middle Tennessee, but I would love to see Radnor Lake State Park with 1,200-acre park with several hiking trails with native wildlife and plants!

  2. Kidsville at The Parthenon is my favorite middle Tennessee park. I love that it is so educational and fun for all.

  3. We love the park at the Hermitage Community Center and Library. We have many days we meet friends after school there to play.


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