Pictured: Former Cal Player and NFL star Marshawn Lynch inspires Richmond youth to visit their National Parks!

Every Kid in a Park-Richmond has officially launched!

President Obama is giving every 4th grader in the United States a free pass for their families to visit all federally owned lands and waters (including our national parks) for a year. As part of this initiative, Every Kid in a Park - Richmond brought 1,200 4th graders from Richmond and San Pablo schools to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park to get their passes and to walk one-mile along the San Francisco Bay Trail. The Richmond program arose from a partnership between the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition, Rosie the Riveter Trust, West Contra Costa Unified School District, the National Park Service, and Groundwork Richmond.

Over 150 people attended the launch of Every Kid in a Park - Richmond on March 23, 2016 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. The students of Richmond's Peres Elementary School were given President Obama's Every Kid in a Park passes by National Park Service Deputy Director Denise Ryan, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, current and former NFL players Marshawn Lynch, Joshua Johnson, Marcus Peters, Alvin Bowen and Cal Football's Director of Player Development, Kevin Parker.