Every Kid in a Park program expanded to all fourth-graders and their families

The Daily News Journal, September 21, 2016

MURFREESBORO — Stones River National Battlefield, 3501 Old Nashville Highway, is asking all fourth-graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program.

A young Federal gunner! (Photo: John A. Gillis/DNJ)

“There’s so much to discover at Stones River National Battlefield, and we’re excited to welcome fourth-graders and their families throughout the year. We hope that our young visitors learn and have fun in the great outdoors and develop a lifelong connection to our nation’s history, land, water and wildlife,” said Park Ranger Jim Lewis.

The program gives fourth-grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide for a year.  Visit EveryKidinaPark.gov to download the pass and get more information.

The Every Kid in a Park pass — which features a new design for this year’s students — is valid for a full calendar year. The pass grants free entry for fourth-graders and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.