Carson City’s Parks and Recreation Department invites children and their families to take part in the 11th annual National Kids to Park Day from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Saturday at the Carson River Park.
Park ranger Tyler Kerver said the Carson City Park Rangers will be leading a 15-minute walk every hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. as part of a requirement of the program to receive a patch, plus they will have the education resources on hand to swear in new junior rangers.
Kona Ice will be available to sell shaved ice and the nonprofit Muscle Powered will be checking out bicycles for those who are interested in riding the trails, which also will satisfy a requirement, Kerver said.
“And if they don’t want to check out a bike, we encourage families to bring their own bikes and equipment,” he said. “Part of the requirements is to complete an outdoor activity … or they can bring something like fishing equipment or go kayaking.”
Kerver said the department also will have supplies such as coloring materials, pencils and markers for youth as well. Other park rangers will be on hand to answer questions about the adventure guide or go through the last few books, he said.
Kerver said he began as a seasonal worker about two years ago and transferred into a full-time seasonal aide position and has been passionate about the local trails since, saying it was a good fit working in the summertime.
The department currently is hiring for another full-time position and strives to teach kids how to be good stewards of the outdoors and to “leave no trace” as well to be responsible with outdoor safety, he said.
For information, contact Kerver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-283-7307.