2017 Kids To Parks Day


WHEREAS,May 20, 2017, is the seventh Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day empowers children and encourages families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks; and

WHEREAS,it is important to introduce a new generation to our nation’s parks because of the decline in park attendance over the last decades; and

WHEREAS,we should encourage children to lead more active lifestyles to combat childhood obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia; and

WHEREAS,Kids to Parks Day is open to all children and adults across the country to encourage a large and diverse group of participants; and

WHEREAS,Kids to Parks Day will broaden children’s appreciation for nature and the outdoors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 20, 2017, as KIDS TO PARKS DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.