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Kids to Parks Day

On May 19, 2018, Mayor Alan Arakawa requests kids and their families to attend the
County of Maui's Kids to Parks Day at War Memorial Complex (where Maui Fair food
booths were situated) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The event is entirely free and open to the
general public.

Joining the County of Maui Mayor's Office and the Department of Parks & Recreation
to offer a variety of activities will be MEO Inc., Maui Family Support Services Inc.,
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc., and PATCH.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui will offer disc golf, tic tac toe bean bag toss, and hula hoop.  
MEO Inc. will provide an opportunity for future leaders (kids) to play kickball with community
leaders, as well as to provide community service by painting trash cans.  Maui Family
Support Services, Inc. will offer basketball-related activities for toddlers as well as
children 5 and older.  PATCH will provide a hilltops and river stones activity for
youngsters and will give away free books to children.  The County of Maui will
provide free refreshments.

According to Arakawa, reusable bags donated by Maui Electric Company, Ltd.
will be given to the first 300 kids who attend Saturday's event.  In each bag will
be food coupons donated by Panda Express and McDonald's.

According to event organizer Mike Molina, more than 1-million+ people at
hundreds of national, state, and local parks, and public lands across the country
are expected to take part in the 8th annual National Park Trust NPT) Kids to
Parks Day (KTP Day). KTP Day is a nationally coordinated day designed to
connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering
our public lands, kids across the country are learning about park stewardship,
outdoor recreation, STEM, and history. Through teaching the next generation to
appreciate our public lands, NPT is working to foster future park enthusiasts and
create the next generation of park stewards.

Each year, on the third Saturday of May, National Park Trust, working with cities
and partners across the country, invites kids of all ages to find their own adventure
at one of the hundreds of events hosted nation wide.

By coordinating a wide array of park activities on a single day, Kids to Parks Day
attracts new park goers and helps connect existing park enthusiasts with local
organizations in the hopes of creating park advocates and stewards. The task to
preserve our country’s public lands and waters requires a collaborative effort
among organizations, government agencies, and most importantly passionate
park advocates and stewards.

For more information, call 270-7855.  Organizers request the use of the hashtag
‘#KidsToParks' for latest updates and community engagement.

So get out and go celebrate this national day of outdoor play!


Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am



War Memorial Complex

Kaahumanu Ave

Wailuku, HI USA 96793

Island Area: Central Maui


Phone: 808-270-7855


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