National Get Outdoors Day is June 11, 2022. Started in 2008, this day is intended to inspire and motivate Americans to get outside for a “healthy, fun day of outdoor adventure”. While the original website has since been taken down, the day itself has taken off. Parks across the nation continue to celebrate each year.
Fun Twin Cities Outdoor Events
Free Entrance to Washington County Parks
Washington County Parks has designated Get Outdoors day as a free day to visit county Parks without purchasing a vehicle permit. Read more here and explore this list of county parks with their beautiful beaches, hiking trails and playgrounds.
Get Outdoors Day Events Across the State
Minnesota State Parks
National Get Outdoors Day is a free admission day at Minnesota State Park again in 2022. Many parks offer free activities — including free Kid’s Discovery Kits and loaner fishing equipment, GPS units and birding kits to borrow for a day of exploration.
My daughter and her friend recently took advantage of the loaner fishing equipment. We recommend bringing your own live bait. The kids didn’t have any the first day, but brought some the second day. It made all the difference in their success.
Find activities at the State Park of your choice with this State Park Event Finder tool. We are lucky to have 8 Twin Cities Metro-Area Minnesota State Parks that are close enough for a spontaneous day visit.