Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Foundation Participating in ‘Giving Tuesday’ Dec. 1

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 19, 2015  
Contact Information:  Molly Caldwell,

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks Foundation is participating in the #GivingTuesday campaign, an effort by charitable organizations to raise awareness during the Thanksgiving holidays.


 #GivingTuesday takes place Dec. 1, 2015, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Organizers plan to use social media to encourage people to give during the holidays.


Those who donate for Giving Tuesday (including gifts from now through Dec. 1) will have their name entered in a drawing to win an overnight stay at a Kentucky State Resort Park. 


”The foundation is an excellent way for supporters of Kentucky State Parks to have an immediate impact,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. “We want to make people aware of the opportunity to donate to the Kentucky State Parks Foundation as a way of helping our beautiful park system.”


The Kentucky State Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports state parks and various projects in the parks.

One of the latest projects the foundation has initiated is Inside Out Education, which provides grants for school field trips. It only takes $10 to send a child to a park with Inside Out Education.  


The initiative provides transportation and program support to schools, increasing the number of K-12 students who are able to experience an authentic learning environment at Kentucky State Parks.


Once in the parks, a world of learning begins as students discover their natural, cultural and historical heritage; participate in fun and engaging activities; enjoy recreational opportunities and most importantly, begin a lifelong relationship with our Kentucky State Parks.


The website link to the Giving Tuesday site is


For information about the Kentucky State Parks Foundation and #GivingTuesday, contact President Molly Caldwell at or visit For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit


For more information about Giving Tuesday, visit:





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at