Every Kid in a Park
The Every Kid in a Park program inspires a new generation to get outside and to become stewards of our nation’s cultural and natural heritage. Through this program, every fourth grader in America can obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families into more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. The participating agencies include:
- U.S. Bureau of Land Management
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Park Service
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Forest Service
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
To help this program continue to reach kids with outdoor opportunities, we are seeking testimonials from children, parents, caregivers and teachers. If your organization is planning an Every Kid in a Park event (or has already completed one), please help share the impact of the outdoor experience by encouraging youth participants to fill out the “I love my Every Kid in a Park pass because…” postcard!
OAK supports the national Every Kid in a Park program and is helping to launch city level efforts across the country.
OAK’s 2016 Every Kid in a Park Year Two Lineup
OAK members hosted a series of events throughout the year to connect thousands of fourth graders with their natural and cultural heritage.Check out the 2016 Spring Tour and Fall Tour line-up!
Every Kid in a Park Launch Events in 2015
Hawai’i: OAK joined musician Jack Johnson to launch Every Kid in a Park Hawai’i. During the event Johnson announced $100,000 in grants to support transportation for Hawai’i’s fourth graders. Read releases from OAK and the US Department of the Interior. Read more.
New York City: OAK joins the US Department of the Interior and the US Forest Service to launch Every Kid in a Park in New York City at an event in Harlem. Scroll ahead to minute 1 and read more on our blog.
Washington, DC: OAK joined the White House Council for Environmental Quality and the US Department of the Interior to launch Every Kid in a Park in Washington, DC during an event in Rock Creek Park.