Engaging Families in the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mountains at dusk on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Two NPF grants funded development of the Blue Ridge Parkway's multimedia-led park discoveries, brochure-led adventures and children-tailored programs.

The National Park Foundation supported the TRACK Trails program that engaged kids and their families in multimedia-led discoveries of the park.

Through two NPF grants and in partnership with local and state parks and other community organizations, Blue Ridge Parkway staff were able to develop eight brochure-led adventures and created a TRACK Pack (discovery pack especially designed to enhance the discovery experience for children) for check out by visitors.

This program encourages a positive attitude towards parks, facilitates children's physical movement in and around the natural world, and makes families more aware of the opportunities available in parks, forests and surrounding communities for outdoor recreation.

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