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Take a kid to a park on May 16

Gov. Mike Pence has signed a proclamation declaring May 16 as the official Kids to Parks Day.

Indiana State Parks is joining the National Park Trust in promoting getting children to visit local, state and national parks. Parks in Indiana and across the country will offer special children’s programs on May 16.

Many of Indiana’s state parks are preparing special programs, including hikes, fishing events, crafts and other programs. Call your favorite park, or go to <; to find schedules and contact information for the 32 state parks.

The National Park Trust is “encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town.”

“Indiana State Parks is proud to join in that effort, and hopes to see many visitors,” said Vicki Basman, chief of interpretation for Indiana State Parks.