Hike & Seek What You’re Missing

canstockphoto5535406National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest conservation organization, is proud to announce the fifth annual Hike & Seek cities taking place around the country this fall.  Hike & Seek is a cross between a scavenger hunt and nature walk with live wildlife encounters, nature activities and fun interactive stations along the trail. The fifth annual 2014 Hike & Seek will be held in the following cities this fall: 9.20.14            Denver , CO               South Platte Park (Littleton) 9.20.14            Minneapolis, MN        Lebanon Hills … Continue reading

Montgomery Parks Celebrates Great American Backyard Campout

SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces that Little Bennett Campground will celebrate the 10th Annual Great American Backyard Campout on Saturday, June 28, 2014 by offering half-price tent campsites as well as a host of family-friendly, fun activities.  The Great American Backyard Campout is a nationwide celebration sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, to encourage people to get outside and go camping.  Little Bennett Campground is located inside Little Bennett Regional Park … Continue reading

East Bay Regional Park District Launches TrailSafe Mobile Phone App

The East Bay Regional Park District is now offering a free mobile phone “app” geared to bring handy safety information and features to park and trail users. Park visitors may easily access the app at ebparkstrailsafe.org to learn about park safety tips and trail use etiquette, and access public safety phone numbers.  The TrailSafe app includes tips on personal safety while hiking, hiking safely with dogs or children, hiking near grazing animals and encountering wildlife. Crime prevention and outdoor preparedness … Continue reading

BCI Burke Commits $1.5 Million to “Play Today”

BCI Burke’s avid commitment to create outdoor recreation opportunities for kids’ play and fitness is ramping up savings on the most innovative and industry leading structures.  Burke’s NucleusTM, Intensity®, NaturePlay®, Little BuddiesTM, and VoltageTM play systems are featured in the “Play Today” grants totaling $1.5 million, along with an array of play freestanding favorites that include Burke Basics spinners, swings, climbers, drums and Rock ‘N’ Ride racecar. The “Play Today” grants incentivize leaders at schools, churches, child cares, municipalities, homeowners’ … Continue reading

Montgomery Parks Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2014 – A Celebration of Trees Saturday, April 12, 8:00am-1:00pm Montgomery Parks joins the City of Takoma Park in celebrating Arbor Day 2014 with educational fun for kids and adults. The day’s event will include free tree seedling give-a-ways, children’s tree climbing, tree canopy exploration, tree scavenger hunt, tree ring crafts, a Champion Tree display, demonstrations and more! Event held rain or shine. Location:  Takoma – Piney Branch Park and Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma … Continue reading

Montgomery Parks Historic Sites Open

SANDY SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), will mark the season opening of its historic sites on Saturday April 5 with a guided hike along the Underground Railroad Experience Trail at Woodlawn Manor and a day of cultural activities at Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park. On Sunday, April 6, the historic Kingsley Schoolhouse in Clarksburg also reopens for the season. The schedule of events and locations is listed below. Saturday, April … Continue reading

What’s Happening in King George, Va.

What’s Happening King George Parks and Recreation?   Spring Fling Health & Safety Fair Saturday April 5  at the Citizens Center 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Health & Safety Information Inside Flea Market & Vendor Fair Outside Call to rent tables High Five Fitness Challenge for Kids Lola the Clown Meal Deals: Hot Dog, Chips and Soda $3.00  -  BBQ, Chips and Soda $5.00 Boat Safety Inspections @ McDaniel’s Carwash – Call for details!540-775-4386  Eggstravaganza Saturday April 12 at Potomac Elementary School 11:00 … Continue reading

Round Rock Egg Hunt

Round Rock, Texas – Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department and Seton Medical Center Williamson invite residents to come out to the Play for All Abilities Park for the 2nd annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 5. This is a family-centered event, focusing on active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Siblings are welcome to participate in the hunt. Pre-registration for this event is required. There are a limited number of participants allowed in each hunt, … Continue reading

Oregon Kids Triathlon

Saturday, August 9th, 2014 Information and registration can be found at www.oregonkidstri.com The event format will be pool swim, in-village bike course, and on-trail run course. There will be six age groups from 5 to 17 years old. We will have participation awards, T-shirts, goody bags, and age-group awards. This is an opportunity for your young athlete to participate in an enjoyable life-experience through athletics. It is not structured as a highly competitive event. Rather, the objective is to encourage … Continue reading

Acworth Art Fest, Acworth, Ga.

The third annual Acworth Art Fest will take place on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.  Historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is the perfect backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays will again decorate beautiful Main Street with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more! There will be a variety of art to fit everyone’s taste and budget! At Acworth Art Fest, a magical Kidz Zone is sure to make children smile, … Continue reading