Why get your family outdoors? Todays youth spend only half as much time outdoors as their parents did, instead spending over seven hours on electronic devices. This has led to an increase in childhood diabetes, ADHD, and childhood obesity. Time spent in nature has also been proven to lessen mental health issues in adults. Get out and enjoy Milwaukee's 136 local parks with your family!
Check out your local parks!
Retzer Nature Center
Riveredge Nature Center - use your park pass here!
Havenwoods State Forest
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
3700 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI 53215
Attention families of fourth graders! See America's national parks for FREE!
This initiative was created to allow every fourth grader, and their families, to discover the wildlife, resources, and history for free!
The process is simple:
STEP 3: Plan your trip!
Every Kid In A Park encourages America’s youth to explore and appreciate our nation’s astounding beauty, its rich history, and its diverse culture by granting fourth graders FREE access to 2,000 federally managed lands, waters, and historic sites.
Participating National Parks in Wisconsin include:
JULY 15 - JULY 23, 2017
ENGAGE: This week is about providing an opportunity for Latinos to come together and to demonstrate their passion for the outdoors -- both its enjoyment and preservation.
EXPERIENCE: For many, caring for the environment grows out of our experiences of enjoyment. This week many activities are being offered to help foster that connection.
ADVOCATE: This week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the Latino support for conservation. Our elected officials and other policy leaders are paying attention.