The Every Kid in a Park program provides all 4th graders and their families with FREE Admission to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.
There are locations in Ohio and across the country, so sign up for your free pass now and enjoy the great outdoors! NOTE: As always, be sure to call ahead to make sure the park you plan to visit accepts the free pass.
- The pass is for U.S. fourth-grade (or home-school equivalent) students.
- Students can't transfer the pass to anyone else.
- We can’t accept electronic versions of this paper for access or to exchange for a pass.
- No refunds are given for previously purchased passes, or if you forget your pass when you visit.
- If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
- Educators can get one paper pass for each of their fourth-grade students.
- This program only provides passes for fourth graders.
How it works
- Show your pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
- 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. Commercial vehicles can't use a pass to get in.
- If you arrive at a site on bicycle— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
- 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.
- Paper passes can be exchanged for plastic passes at certain sites.
Looks like this expires August 31 2016
Last years 4th graders have until the end of August to get free admission. This years 4th graders can sign up and receive free admission from Sept 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017.
Angela Clark says
My son would love this and he is going into the 4th grade this year.
Fawnia Trogdon says
My daughter is a 4th grader this year. 🙂
Tina king says
This would be amazing.