MOUNT VERNON — Ariel-Foundation Park will celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with a special event at the park Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. Kids and families can participate in a nature photo scavenger hunt, geared for children under 12 years of age.

The first 100 children participating in the scavenger hunt will receive a coupon from event sponsor Whit’s Frozen Custard. The first three finishers will receive a prize from Paragraphs Bookstore. The scavenger hunt will begin in The Woods area of the park (look for the red flag) at 1 p.m. and will finish at Rastin Tower. Children must be accompanied by an adult with a cell phone camera to take photo of a variety of items found in the park.

Kids to Parks Day, celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May since 2011, is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state and national parks. By discovering public lands, kids across the country can enjoy outdoor recreation, learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and history and embrace their important role as park stewards.

 

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