Every Kid in a Park
This is a national program for federal parks and properties. If you have a 4th grader (or homeschool equivalent) your fourth grader can take his whole family to Federal Parks until August 31, 2018. You can sign up for the program here: https://www.everykidinapark.gov
Please share this information with your children's schools. With reduced funding and opportunities at schools, even entry fee cost can be a barrier to families from exploring these great places on our shared landscape. The best way to build up a generation that respects our cultural and natural environment and wants to help protect and preserve it is through exposure and experience.
Every Kid in a Park Annual 4th Grade Pass Use
The pass allows free admission at sites that charge Entrance, Standard Amenity or Day Use Fee(s) for one full year (September through August of the student's 4th grade year).
The pass does not cover or provide a discount on expanded amenity fees such as camping, boat launch or interpretive fees.
Only U.S. 4th grade students (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a printed voucher from the Every Kid in a Park website. Students may not receive a pass without a valid voucher.
Please contact a site directly if you have a question about pass acceptance and fees. The Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Army of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation honor the 4th Grade Pass at sites where Entrance, Standard Amenity or Day Use Fee(s) are charged.
Once your 4th grader has completed their web based activity on the Every Kid in a Park website, they will be awarded their voucher package for printing. Once your 4th grader arrives at the participating Federal recreation site they may exchange their Every Kid in a Park voucher for the Annual 4th grade Pass. A list of sites that issue passes is available. Please contact the Federal land you will be visiting in advance to ensure that they have the pass available.
No. The pass owner must be present when the pass is used and it is not transferrable.
One pass covers the vehicle at sites that charge "per vehicle." At "per person" sites, the applicable fee will be charged for each additional adult.
Yes, generally the pass owner and up to 3 other bicyclists can enter for free. Be sure to check with the recreation site you plan to visit before leaving because there can be differences in the way a pass is honored at different sites.
The Pass does not cover Expanded Amenity fees such as camping, boat launching, parking, special tours, special permits or ferries. Also, some facilities and activities on Federal recreation lands (including those mentioned above) are managed by private concessionaires. The concessionaires charge for their services as any private company does and the Pass is not valid for their services.
No. Due to privacy and logistical considerations, passes cannot be replaced if lost or stolen; a new voucher or pass must be accessed by going to the Every Kid in a Park website and completing the activities to obtain a new paper voucher.
At unstaffed Federal recreation sites you may need to display your pass or show proof of pass ownership to compliance officers via one of the two following methods:
A pass can either be displayed on your rearview mirror using a free hangtag or on your dashboard with the signature side showing. Remember, the hangtag itself is only a way to display your Pass, and is not valid for entry unless it holds a valid Pass.
A valid Every Kid in a Park voucher can be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle with the bar code showing if it hasn’t been exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass.
Sorry, refunds are not issued.
Refunds will not be issued for passes purchased before the free passes became available.