Joining the live chat is best way to get involved and connect with other guests during the Party for the Parks program on September 30th! We’ll be LIVE on YouTube, so you’ll need to log in with a Google account or set up a new account to join the live chat.

You’ll be able to view the livestream without logging in, but you’ll be unable to chat with guests and APF staff. While it does take a few steps to chat, we are entering everyone who puts in the extra effort to chat during the program a chance to win $100 to the APF Gear shop! Here’s a step-by-step guide for joining the conversation:

I have a Google Account. What do I do?

You’re in luck! All you need to do is head to the Party for the Parks livestream page and sign in to your Google account. If you haven’t used YouTube with your Google account before, you’ll need to “create a channel”. Once you’re logged in, YouTube will ask you create a channel to join a live chat if you haven’t done so previously. Check out our instructions below for creating a channel with your Google account.

I don’t have a Google account. What do I do?

First, you’ll need to create a Google account. Check out their step-by-step guide here to create your account and prepare you for the next step. You don’t need to setup a Gmail account to have a Google account! Here’s a helpful tip from Google Account Help:

Tip: You don’t need a Gmail account to create a Google Account. You can use your non-Gmail email address to create one instead.”

I’m logged in, but I need to Create A Channel. What do I do?

In order to participate in YouTube Live chat, you’ll need to “create a channel” associated with your Google account. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Party for the Parks program live stream page.
  2. In the chat box, click on the “Create a Channel to Join the Chat” button.
  3. Enter the First Name and Last Name of how you’d like to appear in the Live Chat.
  4. You’re ready to chat! Be sure to log in to the same Google account during the program!

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