State of Montana Website Montana State Parks Website
  Home » News » News Releases » State Parks » State Parks News
State Parks News
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Celebrates National Kids to Parks day with Traditional Native Games - All Ages Encouraged to attend Saturday May 17, 1pm to 3pm

(Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park celebrate National Kids to Parks Day with Traditional Native Games on Saturday, May 17 from 1pm to 3pm.

Traditional native games were an important part of tribal culture during the days First Peoples Buffalo Jump was used for the hunting of buffalo. Join park staff and volunteers to learn more about these games, and play them yourself. All ages are invited. Games offered may include shinny, double ball, kickball, hoop and arrow, as well as others.

National Kids to the Parks Day is a nationwide day of play organized by National Park Trust. For more information on this event contact Richard Hopkins, First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Manager, (406) 866-2217 or rhopkins@mt.gov.

What:   National Kids to Parks Day: Traditional Native Games

When:  Saturday, May 17 from 1-3pm

Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Visitor Center, 342 Ulm Vaughn Road, Ulm, MT 59485

Cost:     Free for Montana Residents; a park entrance fee of $5.00/per vehicle applies to non-residents.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump is located 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off of Interstate 15 at Exit 270.
For directions or more information about First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park visit:
http://stateparks.mt.gov/first-peoples-buffalo-jump/

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In 2013, more than 15,300 people visited this state park.
    

-###-


Contact:
Richard Hopkins
Park Manager,
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
(406) 866-2217
rhopkins@mt.gov