Kids to Parks Day is this Saturday: Here’s what’s happening at our local state parks
|Lake Anna State Park
6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Phone: 540-854-5503 Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/lake-anna
|05/15/2021||National Event 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.National Kids to Parks Day
Location: Throughout Park
Join us for a day of fun outdoor activities that will help kids enjoy the natural world. Check out the National Park Trust’s website: https://parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day
All programs meet outdoors. Please dress accordingly. We will practice social distancing and masks are appreciated.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Frog Walk Hop on over and enjoy a short walk along the water as we look and listen for these amazing amphibians. Learn tricks to identify frog calls. You’re encouraged to bring your own net.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Busy Beaver Swim, slide or waddle to explore the secret family life of nature’s most amazing architect. We’ll even try to build our own beaver dam and see what impact it would have on the surrounding ecosystem.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CSI: Creek Scene Investigation Get your feet wet investigating the vast array of life in a stream! Catch crawdads, salamanders & frogs. We’ll supply the adventure; you supply old shoes and nets!
Advance registration required for all programs. Please leave a message on the Visitor Center answering machine (540) 845-6245 with your name, number in group, name, date and time of program and your contact information. Meeting location will be conveyed during registration confirmation.
|Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: 703-339-2385 Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/mason-neck
|05/15/2021||National Event 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.National Kids to Parks Day
Location: Various Locations
Attention parents and children! Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day at Mason Neck State Park and enjoy various activities geared towards kids throughout the day.
11:00 Going In-Seine
1:00 Geocaching Adventure (bring your smartphone)
3:00 Makin’ Tracks
5:00 Owl Buddies
Join us as we celebrate kids in our Virginia State Parks.
|Westmoreland State Park
145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520
Phone: 804-493-8821 Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/westmoreland
|05/15/2021||National Event 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.National Kids to Parks Day
Location: Throughout the Park
Calling all kids. What better way to spend a Saturday than attending programs at Westmoreland State Park? Enjoy snake feeding, snake-y saluatations, Scales and tails, and more! See the program guide upon check in for more programs and details. Current CDC guidelines will be followed. Face coverings must be worn in restrooms and other indoor facilities.
|Widewater State Park
101 Widewater State Park Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: 540-288-1400 Email Address: [email protected]
Web Site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/widewater
|05/15/2021||National Event 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.National Kids to Parks Day
Location: Various Locations
Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day by becoming a Junior Ranger at Widewater State Park. Complete your booklet, and make sure to attend one of the ranger-led programs offered to become a Junior Ranger.
Widewater Junior Rangers – All Day – Visitor Center
Come pick up either a Junior Naturalist or Junior Historian activity booklet to complete and become a Junior Park Ranger. Once completed return to the Visitor Center to have your booklet checked by a ranger.
Life in a Yehakin – 11am to 12pm – Patawomeck Fishing Village
Widewater State Park today stands on land that was used for hunting and fishing by the Patawomeck tribe, part of the Powhatan Confederacy. Join a ranger to learn about the reconstructed fishing village and life on the Widewater Peninsula.
Beginner Birding – 1pm to 2pm – Potomac Paddle Launch
Bring your binoculars and learn about many of the flying inhabitants of Widewater. Observe birds, their habitats, and some of the traits that make them unique.
COVID-19 Safety: Facial coverings are required when social distancing is not possible and outdoor group size will be limited to 100 people per Executive Order by the Governor of Virginia.