European Day of Parks – Get inspired, get involved, celebrate Our Natural Treasures!

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European Day of Parks is just around the corner! So buckle up and let us take you on a journey across Europe for the best events organised in order to celebrate Our Natural Treasures – the main theme of this year’s European Day of Parks! It is a call to reconnect with nature, and to highlight the natural treasures that make your Park so special!

In case you haven’t yet organised and registered your event – it is still not too late! We invite all protected areas to organise events in and around the 24th of May!

You might set up a guided tour through your Park, a special wildlife watching programme or a night tour to observe the amazing night creatures! Get your Junior Rangers and Youth on board and make them lead the activities in your Park: they can tell your visitors all about a special species, monument or habitat.

Involve your local schools in handcraft activities, such as creating nests or feeding stations, creating sculptures of your main species or maquettes of the existing habitats. Preferably, you would take them out, plant trees, teach them how to identify mammals footprints and drops, or how to identify birds by their singing. There is a whole set of activities you can organise in your Park to invite your Community!

Once you have defined your events, don’t forget to register them here.

Download the official poster and web banners to promote your event in your languages.

Italy – PARCO SUD MILANO – May 24th, 2019 – Water Museum in the park

From the 18th to the 20th of May we organize visits to the PARCO SUD – SOUTH PARK of Milan and guided visits free of charge for families to the MAF Water Museum in the park.
You will be able to see installations made by artists from 34 States with the theme “Nature and Circular economy: Respect the Nature”
The guided tours will lead you through the area of the park in which the artists created their art with recycled materials.

On the 24th of May, we will also organize visits to the water plants inside the South park of Milano.

More information about the event can be found here!

Romania, Enduro Ranch – 24 May 2019 – Ziua Europeană a Parcurilor

Celebrate along with us the European Day of Parks, on the 24th of May.

They say that children are our future – that is why during this year’s European Day of Parks they are our honorary guests. We highly advise you to invite the youth to celebrate with us in #enduranch. Explore for free the only private nature park in Moldova Region. Your entrance ticket will be “paid” with a photo taken here on the day of the event. Capture the beauty of nature – it can be anything you like: animals, flowers or anything else that might catch your eye.

PROGRAMME: FRIDAY 24th of May between 13:00 – 19:00!

Don’t be afraid of nature. Teach your children about our Natural Treasures and you will have a healthy future! #enduranchwelcome

More information about the event can be found here!

Slovenia – Goričko Nature Park – 25 May 2019 – Hiking along the border Slovenia-Austria

If you want to celebrate this European Day of Parks in nature, Goričko Nature Park has prepared a perfect event for you. Join the 10 km long hike along the Slovenia-Austria border.

More about the event can be found here!

The Netherlands –  Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe – May 26th, 2019 – Vroege Vogelconcert


Enjoy the natural treasures of De Hoge Veluwe National Park, and listen to a unique Early Bird open-air concert. Extra early, so that the music of Trio Cortena merges with the singing of the birds in the Park.

This special concert is held at the foundations of the never-completed Grote Museum, at the foot of the Franse Berg. In combination with the singing of hundreds of birds, this Early Bird Concert promises to be an extraordinary experience. Fold out the chair, get your blanket and enjoy.

More information about the event can be found here!

Check out other events organised in and around the European Day of Parks on the map!

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909.