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Winning “Kids to Parks Day” Image Revealed
Photo contest encouraged families to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
Leesburg, VA (May 30, 2019) – Leesburg residents Alix and Doug Smith are this year’s winners of the “Kids to Parks Day” photo contest. The couple submitted a photo of their 7-year-old son, Jack, exploring nature at Ida Lee Park.
“Our trips to the Rust Library always include time wandering around the Ida Lee grounds, watching the tennis players, and playing on the playground outside of the library,” said Alix Smith, adding that her son’s favorite part is the giant rock in the field behind Ida Lee. “While occasionally you might catch him sitting still and reading a book on the rock, most of the time, you'll find him climbing and doing what he loves to do most.”
National Kids to Parks Day, launched in 2011 by the National Park Trust, is always hosted on the third Saturday of May. To celebrate, Leesburg's Parks & Recreation Department hosted a photo contest to encourage families to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors by visiting the Town's parks. The Smiths will receive a one-day family pass to the AV Symington Aquatic Center for their winning photo.
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