Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kids to Parks Day

Left to right: Patrol Officer Gonzales on 'Guinness' and Officer Sabate with 'Spirit'
The National Park Trust launched Kids to Parks Day to encourage families to engage and celebrate parks across the United States. To commemorate Kids to Parks Day various school groups visited national parks to engage and celebrate parks, learning, playing and enjoying the outdoors.

Designated as a national day of outdoor play Kids to Parks Day additionally supports First lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ initiative, encouraging kids to become more physically active. On May 19, 2014 various school groups visiting Constitution Gardens in Washington, D.C. met with United States Park Police Horse Mounted Patrol Officer Gonzales on “Guinness” and Officer Sabate on “Spirit” and learned about horses and being police officers.