By Lanie Lamb on 07/19/2011
Last month, three National Park Foundation staffers set up shop in Central Park for the 7th annual Adventures NYC. This free event gave people the opportunity to enjoy a day outdoors and participate in various activities such as biking, canoeing and rock climbing. An estimated 25,000 people attended! We loved talking to the many folks who stopped by our booth to learn more about America's greatest treasure, our national parks.
We met people of all ages from all over the country and around the world, handing out hundreds of National Park Service maps, "I ♥ Parks" pins, NPF brochures, and much more. And get this - four lucky people who came by and chatted with us won a NPF prize pack consisting of an annual parks pass, National Parks Yahtzee and some awesome NPF gear including a NPF t-shirt, hat, water bottle, and Fodor's Official Guide to America's National Parks. Congrats again to our winners Giovanni, Silas, Scott and Arina!
The Skyriders, a professional team of acrobats whose routines include skis, snowboards and ball tossing, all the while jumping and performing tricks on the trampoline provided excellent entertainment throughout the day. If you haven't seen them before, you should definitely check them out here.
Overall, we had a really wonderful time meeting people who all share a common love for the outdoors and our nation's parks. The event was a great opportunity to answer questions, help plan trips, and instill excitement for the places that preserve our country's natural beauty and the stories of our nation's history.
P.S. Check out more Adventures NYC photos from Kate Lacey here.