Kids in Parks
Get Unplugged. Get Outdoors. Get Cool Prizes.
The Children’s Forest is excited to have brought the award-winning national Kids in Parks program to Central Oregon. Kids in Parks is a national program that grew out of a vision to address trends of childhood inactivity by getting kids “unplugged” and physically active in parks for their health and the health of our parks. The program began in North Carolina and has expanded to include 190 TRACK Trails in 12 states, reaching approximately 375,000 kids since 2009. Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and recognized by the White House with a “Let’s Move! Champion of Change” award, the Kids in Parks program includes both a network of TRACK trails, which are family-friendly, self-guided adventures, and TRACK Rx, a system in which healthcare providers prescribe time outdoors, utilizing TRACK trails and other self-guided adventures. Youth log their adventures on the Kids in Parks website, earning up to six prizes.
Central Oregon TRACK Trails
Each TRACK trail has kiosks identifying kid-friendly trails and self-guided educational activities
- Barnes Butte Trails (Prineville)
- Rimrock Park (Prineville)
- Crooked River Wetlands Complex (Prineville)
- M-Hill Trail (Madras)
- Willow Creek Canyon Trail (Madras)