Get Your Play On

This toolkit is where you can find the materials you need to celebrate Park and Recreation Month at your agency.

This July, show your community how they can discover their super powers at their local parks and rec. They can get fit, learn new abilities and make super new friends. Captain Community, the Green Guardian and the Fit Twins—the Park and Rec Brigade—will show everyone how park and recreation agencies improve lives through health and wellness, conservation and social equity.

Official 2016 Park and Recreation Month Poster

This poster can be used in a number of ways to engage your community in your park and recreation month activities. A few ideas:

  • Print out the poster and have your community take pictures with it
  • Hang it up at your Park and Recreation Month event locations
  • Hang it up in any and all of your facilities
  • Give it to your mayor or town council to hang in their offices

As always, we love to see how you use the poster and other materials so take lots of pictures and videos and share them with us on social media using #SuperJuly. A hard copy of the poster will be available in the May 2016 print issue of Parks & Recreation magazine.

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Media Toolkit

Love Park and Recreation Month, but feel at a loss for words? We've got you covered! This media toolkit contains a 2016 Park and Recreation Month Fact Sheet, Key Messages, Template Media Advisory, Template Press Release, Sample Social Media Posts, Template Editorial Article and Media "How-Tos". This is also a great resource to just learn more about the details of everything that is happening in July! You can download the entire toolkit or just the section you need right now. If you need assistance or secure media coverage please email Roxanne Sutton or Catrina BeltNote: These will download as Word documents.

Graphics and Artwork

NRPA has supplied you with various graphics and artwork that you can use in your official 2016 Park and Recreation Month outreach. Use the logos and artwork on a variety of things – program guides, give away items, as decorations, t-shirts – it’s up to you! Keep coming back as we’ll continue to update this space with new materials. To download graphics, right click on the image and choose “save as.” If you need design files, please email Roxanne Sutton.

Note, these graphics and materials are only to be used in Park and Recreation Month promotions in 2016. They are not to be used for other purposes.

Park and Recreation Month Logo

Park and Recreation Month 2015

Download EPS version of logo.

Web banner 650x80

Park and Recreation Month 650x80 Leaderboard Ad


Web banner 300x250

Park and Recreation Month 300x250 Banner Ad


Web Tower Ad 160x600

Park and Recreation Month 160x600 Vertical Tower


Social Media Avatar

Use this image as your profile photo or “avatar” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram leading up to and during July. Encourage your fans and followers to do the same!

Customizable Calendar

Use this 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!

Park and Recreation Month calendar thumbnail

Download the 24x36 calendar.

Comic Book

Park and Rec Month Comic Book

Download the Comic Book.

Park and Recreation Month Proclamation

Have your local government officially declare July 2016 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.

Park and Recreation Month Proclamation - HRES 288 IH
Park and Recreation Month Proclamation - Template
Tips for Proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month

If you receive an official Proclamation, let us know!

Social Media Tools

The official hashtag for this year’s Park and Recreation Month is #SuperJuly! Use it to let us know what super powered activities you’ll be hosting this July. Follow us to stay up to date on the latest about Park and Recreation Month and get tips, ideas and more!

Sample Social Media Posts

Download this Word document with sample social media posts. Just plug in your agency's information, customize with photos and you're set!

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Twitter Cover


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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 #SuperJuly


Connect with NRPA on Instagram and be sure to tag any Park and Recreation Month photos with #SuperJuly so we can also connect with you and see all of the great things you're doing in July!


Pin with us on Pinterest and follow our boards. Use hashtag #SuperJuly


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