The “Every Kid in a Park Program” gives 4th Graders and their families Free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. The pass is for U.S. fourth-grade (or home-school equivalent) students. Simply show the pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
What the Pass Covers
If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person, the pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for Free.
If your group visits a site that charges vehicle entrance fees, the pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle.
If you arrive at a site on bicycle, the pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
What the Pass Does Not Cover
The pass doesn’t cover things like parking fees, camping, boats, and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out.
The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.
More Good Things to Know
Students can’t transfer the pass to anyone else.
Electronic versions of this paper pass are not accepted. It must be printed out.
If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
The pass is for the 2016 to 2017 school year. It expires August 31, 2017.
Paper passes can be exchanged for plastic passes at certain sites.
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