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Field Trips

Adventures await.

Our Outdoor Classroom experiences range all over the Parklands, but in-park field trips start at the PNC Achievement Center in Beckley Creek Park. From there, groups venture out to Floyds Fork, the Humana Grand Allee Wetlands, stone paths tessellated with fossils, and more.

***Field trip programs for the spring 2024 season are fully booked. If you would like to plan a trip for next school year, the summer, or be added to the spring waiting list, please contact Curtis Carman at***

Outdoor Classroom

Walk all over us.

Built around Next Generation Science Standards, our programs are designed to spark curiosity in the Kentucky landscape around us. With the Outdoor Classroom, our Parklands educators coordinate both in-classroom and outdoor learning experiences for young adventurers in grades Pre-K–12.

Field trips include an in-classroom lesson with hands-on activities, an outdoor activity, and time at our Playground and Sprayground. If your school qualifies as a Title 1 or equivalent program, scholarship funds may be available. 

The cost of field trips is $9 per student. Use the Plan a Field Trip form for questions or to book a program. 

Outreach Programs

Can’t take a field trip? No problem! We can bring The Parklands to YOU! Outreach programs contain all of the fun and science learning of a field trip without ever having to leave the comfort of your own classroom or location. We offer Outreach Programs to Preschool–12th grade, as well as after-school programs, scout groups, senior centers, and daycares.

Rise to the occasion.

There’s always something happening at The Parklands. Check out our upcoming events.

  • Wee Wednesday Wonders

    Beckley Creek Park

  • Wednesday Wonders

    Turkey Run Park

  • Earth Day Fest!

    Broad Run Park

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Maps and Directions

Get on the beaten track.

Our park system is nearly five times as large as New York’s Central Park, so you may need some help finding your way around. Chart your course with our interactive map.