About the Program

  • Burris Park Outdoor Education is a collaborative effort of KCOE, the Burris Park Foundation and the County of Kings. During the 2017-18 school year, schools will have an opportunity to experience standards-based outdoor education activities in this beautiful setting in the northeastern portion of Kings County. There are different lessons for different seasons; this means that having outdoor education during both fall and spring highlights the way weather affects the park and its wildlife. Also located on the grounds of the park is the Kings County Museum. The museum has Native American artifacts, as well as many objects illustrating the history of the area.

Plan Your Trip

    1. Complete the appropriate Outdoor Education Application found on this website.
      1. Application for Use of Burris Park Outdoor Education Center
      2. Or, Application for Use of Burris Park General and Recreational
    2. Submit the application via email to holly.griffith@kingscoe.org or FAX to (559) 589-7007 Attn: Holly Griffith
    3. Receive confirmation email and phone call to finalize

    The Outdoor Education Program Naturalist will lead the day with active involvement from classroom teachers. Specially designed  curriculum for fourth, fifth and sixth grade is available for review on this website. Contact the Program Naturalist to discuss requests for  alternative programs and grade levels.

    Program Fees: The Burris Park Outdoor Education Program is provided at no cost to all Kings County schools courtesy of Burris Park  Foundation

    Times: The program is offered Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. August through June, excluding school holidays.

    For more information about outdoor education or visiting the park, contact HOLLY GRIFFITH at 559.384-0067 or  holly.griffith@kingscoe.org or visit the website: www.kings.k12.ca.us/burrispark​