This July have your community share what they love about parks and recreation! July is a great time to highlight all the many valuable benefits you bring to your neighborhood – from health and wellness to nature to community spirit and social equity. During Park and Recreation Month, let's get everyone talking about the positive role parks and recreation has on our lives!
This year's poster and other graphics leave space for your community to contribute the reasons why they love their local park and recreation. Encourage your community to fill in the blank and share what they love!
You can register your agency now as an official Park and Recreation Month participant and add your information to our event registration feature. We’ll be compiling a list of Park and Recreation Month events and promoting it, so make sure you are on there!
Check back often to get new resources and updates on ways to highlight the I Love My Park and Recreation theme, press and media outreach materials and contest information!
Questions, please contact Lauren Hoffmann at email@example.com.
2013 Official “I Love My Park and Recreation” Social Media Poster
Have your community fill in the blanks and take pictures with this poster showing America what they love about parks and recreation! Get even more creative and make a video with your community showing what they love about parks and recreation.
Post photos and videos to your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest board, Websites, and blogs. Make sure you like or follow us and then tag NRPA (Facebook @NationalRecreationandParkAssociation; Twitter @NRPA_News) and email us a link to July@nrpa.org. We’ll be highlighting these photos through the month of July! Please note, Park and Recreation Month is a family-friendly activity. Please no distasteful or vulgar photos or videos.
Download the 8.5x11 poster - add your logo to the lower right corner for a fully customized effect.
Download the 20.25x15 poster - add your logo to the lower right corner for a fully customized effect.
A copy of the poster will be available in the May 2013 print issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.
Graphics and Artwork
NRPA has supplied you with various graphics and artwork that you can use in your official 2013 Park and Recreation Month outreach.
Place the web banners on your website to get your community excited about Park and Recreation Month! You can also share these on your social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter - encourage your followers to change their Facebook and Twitter profiles to feature the Park and Recreation Month theme!
Print out the large banners and hang them up in your community and at your facilities during the month. Share the LOVE with the logos and use them on a variety of things – give away items, temporary tattoos, t-shirts – it’s up to you!
Use the “Tell us why You Love Your Park and Recreation” version to encourage your community to participate in the Park and Recreation Month fun and use the “I Love My Park and Recreation” to generate interest and excitement among your community.
To download, click on the image links to pull up the graphics, right click and chose “save as.”
“Love My Park and Recreation” logo 1
“Tell us why you Love Your Park and Recreation” logo 2
Web banner 728X90
Web banner 300X250
Web banner 430X150
“Love My Park and Recreation” 2X6 print banner
“Tell us why you Love Your Park and Recreation” 2X6 print banner
Social media avatar - use this image as your profile photo or "avatar" on Facebook and Twitter leading up to and during July. Encourage your fans and followers to do the same!
EPS versions of the logos and artwork and two-color applications are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customizable Pin Cards
These pin cards can be printed and cut out for easy handouts to your community. Have stacks available for people visiting your facilities and have them fill in the blank on the lines provided!
Post them up in a visible spot to create a live gallery to show everyone the love! Take a picture of all the cards hanging up and share it on social media and with us!
“Love My Park and Recreation” Pin Cards - add your logo in the lower right corner for fully customized effect.
Use the customizable calendar to promote all of your Park and Recreation Month activities taking place in July. Add your information, print out and post/distribute within your community. We’ve made customization easy for you – just add your information and print!
Download the 8.5X11 customizable calendar
Download the 24X36 customizable calendar
Park and Recreation Month Proclamation
Have your local government officially declare July 2013 as Park and Recreation Month! Below is a PDF of the original 2009 declaration from the U.S. House of Representatives, and a template that you can customize and print on your office agency/government letterhead. Have your local government
officially declare July as Park and Recreation Month!
and Recreation Month Proclamation - HRES 288 IH
and Recreation Month Proclamation - Template
Social Media Tools
Stay up to date on the latest about Park and Recreation Month and get tips, ideas and more!
Connect with NRPA on Facebook for updates on Park and Recreation Month! Like us and post on our page to let us know what you’ll be doing this July! Don't forget to link to us in your posts about Park and Recreation Month.
Follow us on twitter, @NRPA_News for fun facts, updates and shout outs! Tweet out what you’re doing this July and don’t forget to re-tweet us! We’ll be giving shout outs leading up to and throughout the month of July!
Use hashtag #ParkRecLuv!