LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- National Kids to Parks Day is coming up on Saturday, May 18, when Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will encourage all kids to play outside.
Held by National Park Trust, National Kid to Parks Day will happen locally at Shorty Howell, with a picnic, outdoor activities, wildlife education and crafts for Gwinnett families. Plus, a Bike Rodeo will take place at Bogan Park. Here, kids can use provided supplies to decorate their bikes, compete in a relay and get bike and helmet safety checks for $6 each.
An official for Gwinnett County reported that National Kids to Parks day helped fight obesity among children, as high blood pressure, diabetes and heightened cholesterol levels still stand in the way of some children being healthy.
For more information, visit Gwinnett Parks online.