WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of her Senate colleagues, led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), in announcing their bipartisan resolution that encourages children to get outdoors and promote healthy outdoor recreation by designating May 20, 2023 National Kids to Parks Day.

First celebrated by the National Park Trust, the 13th annual Kids to Parks Day marked the beginning of a summer-long series of events at state parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living. 

“West Virginia has some of the best parks around,” Senator Capito said. “On the 13th annual National Kids to Parks Day, I hope kids and families celebrate by visiting the natural wonders in our state like the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and other community parks in our state!”

“Thirteen years ago, National Park Trust established Kids to Parks Day to get more kids outside exploring our country's parks, public lands, and waters. We applaud our Senate champions that have co-sponsored this resolution to promote this national day of outdoor play so we all can experience the numerous health and wellness benefits of the great outdoors,” Grace Lee, Executive Director of the National Park Trust, said.

Full text of the resolution can be found here.

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