Park and Recreation Month 2014This July during Park and Recreation Month, set new trends in your community – what is OUT is IN! Make 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, get involved in their community through parks and recreation and so much more. July is a great time to show your communities how parks and recreation can help them improve their lives – from health and wellness to nature to community spirit and social equity.

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!

Toolkit materials are designed to be customized with your logo! EPS versions of the logos and artwork are available by emailing a request to Roxanne Sutton,

NEW media outreach materials are available!

2014 Official OUT is IN Poster

Have your community take pictures or videos with this poster showing America how they are getting out or in with their local parks and recreation this July. Post photos and videos to your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest board, Instagram, Websites and blogs. Make sure you like or follow us and then tag NRPA (Facebook @National Recreation and Park Association; Twitter @NRPA_News) and email us a link to 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.

Park and Rec Month 2014


Download the 8.5x11 poster - add your logo for a fully customized effect. 

Download the 20x15 poster - add your logo for a fully customized effect. 

A copy of the poster is available in the May 2014 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 2014 Park and Recreation Month outreach. Print out the large banners and hang them up in your community center and facilities during the month. Use the logos and artwork on a variety of things – program guides, give away items, as decorations, t-shirts – it’s up to you!

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! Please check this page often in the coming weeks and months for updated images and messaging.

To download, right click on the images below and chose “save as.”

"Out is IN" Logo

Park and Recreation Month Web Logo

Web banner 728x90

Parks and Recreation Month 728x90

Web banner 300x250

Parks and Recreation Month 300x250

Web banner 160x600

Parks and Recreation Month 160x600

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!

Parks and Recreation Month avatar

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!

Parks and Recreation Month Calendar

Download the 8.5x11 calendar.

Download the 20x15 calendar.


EPS versions of the logos and artwork and two-color applications are available by emailing Roxanne Sutton,

Media Outreach Tools

These tools and templates have been designed to help you generate interest and awareness for Park and Recreation Month.  

Sample Press Release – Customize this template with local information and distribute to local media and bloggers in your area.  

Sample Social Media Posts – This provides a few ideas for social media posts. Customize them for your community and followers. 

Sample Editorial Article – Customize this article to submit to your local community news outlets. 

Complete Media Outreach Toolkit –  Includes all of the above PLUS helpful “How To’s” and other information to assist in generating media coverage for your agency. 

Park and Recreation Month Proclamation

Have your local government officially declare July 2014 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

If you receive an official Proclamation, let us know!

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 #JulyOUTisIN


Connect with NRPA on Instagram and be sure to tag any Park and Recreation Month photos with #JulyOUTisIN 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 #JulyOUTisIN