If you are tired of seeing the tops of your kids heads because their faces are buried in their video games or iPhones, get them out of the house and into the fresh air this weekend.

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Trust, will host the annual National Kids to Parks Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 21, at the Memorial Garden Center. The whole family will be able to take part in a variety of fun outdoor activities, games and demonstrations. You'll be able to hike, try your hand at archery, fly-casting, and other activities.

Kids to Parks Day was developed to encourage kids and families to visit a city, state, or national park to improve their health and fitness while connecting to nature through outdoor activities. El Paso is home to one of the most amazing national parks in the U.S., Franklin Mountain State Park.

You can see what it looks like in this video, or you can grab a lot of water, put on some good hiking shoes, make sure someone knows where you're going and when you should be back, and go for a hike in the Park. It is a breathtakingly beautiful slice of nature, but it can bite you on the butt if you're not careful. Be prepared and check out their Facebook page so you know your trails before you go.

WHAT: National Kids to Parks Day
WHERE: 3105 Grant Ave.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, May 21

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