City of Olympia Parks & Trails
The City of Olympia has over 1,200 acres of park land that consist of neighborhood, community, and open space parks, as well as recreational facilities. Each park has something unique to offer and amenities to better serve you. From playgrounds and ball fields to public art and wildlife habitats, come explore nature in a way …
Metro Parks Tacoma- Park Finder
ABOUT METRO PARKS TACOMA Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) is a CAPRA-accredited, independent park district that leads efforts to build a healthy, sustainable community. Good parks, open space and program services contribute to economic development by fostering economic benefits and promoting tourism. Environmentally, they provide green infrastructure and help manage climate change. Socially, they revitalize communities, …
King County Parks Finder
The King County parks system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. From regional treasures such as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park to amenities such as athletic fields, regional trails, and pools, there is something for everyone in King County Parks. Learn more about open space in King County – …
Natural Families- Community Forum
The Natural Family’s forum is designed to connect families virtually, giving space to share ideas and ask for suggestions, where families can be engaged, supportive and encouraged. Here, we discuss and ask questions about using the natural world as a playground for our kids, whereby connecting with nature on a regular basis, they will harvest …
Hike it Baby
Hike it Baby is dedicated to building communities that support getting families outside with children from birth to school age. Hike it Baby provides support to get families in nature as soon as they feel ready. Like it Baby is committed to raising a generation to love the outdoors. Although there is a small annual membership …
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens
The University of Washington Botanic Gardens youth and family programs provide meaningful hands-on experiences for all ages, toddlers to teens. Visit their website today to learn more about: School field trips Summer Camps Family Nature Classes Fiddleheads Forrest Preschool Night Hikes Story Times
Washington State Parks
What’s your idea of fun? Whether it’s birdwatching, boating, mushing sled dogs, or digging for clams, you’ll find a place to pursue your passion in Washington’s many state parks. State parks welcome more than 33 million visitors each year, explore the parks website and plan your visit today!
Family Nature Clubs
Family Nature Clubs are a great way for families to come together to plan outings, learn from each other and even enjoy greater adventures like camping or backpacking. Learn how you can start your own and use Project Nature to connect with the events, parks, and the outdoors near you.
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Learn about parks in Seattle from the Parks and Recreation resource pages. “Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) manages a 6,414-acre park system of …
Kids in Parks
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world. Visit …
National Wildlife Federation Lesson Plans
National Wildlife Federation has over 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.
The Children and Nature Network
The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.