(Des Moines, IA) -- Iowa state parks are hosting a summer kick-off event this weekend.
The parks will be hosting a wide range of activities.
According to Sherry Arntzen, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, "We have a number of parks that will have activities the entire family can enjoy, and we have also created a website for families to visit."
Planned events include nature hikes and programs, fireside chats, kayaking clinics and more.
The DNR's website also offers a downloadable State Park Passport, for a chance to earn prizes.