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Burris Park Outdoor Education Program

6500 Clinton Ave.
Kingsburg, CA 93631

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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.

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Burris Park Outdoor Education is very excited for the 2017-18 school year! Last year, we had over 2,300 Kings County students and over 100 teachers participate in experiential and outdoor education here at Burris Park. This year we expect to serve approximately 3,000 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from schools and districts throughout Kings County. For most students, attendance at Burris Park is often the highlight of their school year. We are currently accepting applications for the fall and spring!facebook1.png


Meet Holly Griffith, Burris Park Outdoor Education Program Naturalist





Holly joined the Burris Park Outdoor Education Program in August and has been busy preparing the program for the 2016-17 academic year. Holly states, “My goal is to educate our youth in the importance of respecting and connecting with nature and valuing our natural resources. I am passionate about the integration of education and the outdoors.”



Holly grew up in the Central Valley and spent much of her childhood in the nearby Sequoia National Forest where she discovered a love for the natural world. Her fondest memory of elementary school is visiting the local outdoor education center where she learned about hiking and exploration, oak trees, acorns, caves, salamanders and the importance of recycling! She earned a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts at Fresno Pacific University in 2013. Her interests include anything outdoors, hiking, camping, spelunking, swimming in rivers, identifying native wildflowers, gardening with native plants, reading, and playing softball. Holly looks forward to working with all the teachers and students in Kings County.

Plan Your Trip



1. Complete the appropriate Outdoor Education Application found on this website.

       a. Application for Use of Burris Park Outdoor Education Center
       b. Application for Use of Burris Park General and Recreational
 2.  Submit the application via email to 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 or visit the website:​


November 2015 Burris Park Foundation Newsletter


​To see the most recent newsletter from the Burris Park Foundation, please click here​.  


 Applications & Documents

Application for Use of Burris Park General and Recreation.pdf
Application for Use of Burris Park Outdoor Education Center.pdf
Burris Park 4th Grade Curriculum 2017-2018 School Year.pdf
Burris Park Outdoor Education - 6th Grade Curriculum - 2017-2018 school year.pdf
History of Kings County and Burris Park.pdf
November Newsletter.pdf
Photo Release.pdf