WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of National Kids to Parks Day on May 20, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) launched an online resource guide to provide New Mexico families with ideas and activities to explore the great outdoors. The seventh annual Kids to Parks Day kicks off a summer-long series of events at local, state, and national parks.
Families are encouraged to visit www.heinrich.senate.gov/kids-to-parks to find events taking place in their area, get ideas for family activities, and discover outdoor recreation programs for children all year-round.
"Our national parks and public lands are where memories are made, and I encourage New Mexico families to take advantage of the Kids to Parks events taking place across the state," Heinrich said. "Connecting kids to the outdoors, whether it’s playing in the local park down the street or hiking and camping in a national park, can inspire a lifelong connection to conservation, while reaping all of the health benefits that go along with an active lifestyle. "
Senator Heinrich joined U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, (D-Ore.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) in passing a bipartisan resolution to encourage children to get outdoors by designating May 20 National Kids to Parks Day.