Parks and Recreation: A Lifetime of Discovery

This July, explore everything your local parks and recreation has to offer! Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues, summer camps — these are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. During Park and Recreation Month, NRPA challenges you to explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation, like science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming; senior programs; innovative health and wellness opportunities; community celebrations; outdoor education; flood mitigation; maintenance; and more! Redefine how you think about your local parks and rec, and uncover a lifetime of discovery!

Park and Recreation Month Resources

NRPA will provide a free toolkit including logos, graphics, sample social posts, posters and more to make it easy for park and recreation agencies to spread the word about Park and Recreation Month. All of these resources will be available on this page in February 2018.


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