This toolkit is where you can find the materials you need to celebrate Park and Recreation Month at your agency.
July 2015 marks 30 years of Park and Recreation Month and the enduring importance of parks and recreation for the world. This July, let’s celebrate the past, present and future of parks and rec!
We’re challenging you to get gnarly and rock Park and Recreation Month 80s-style. Maybe you’ll host a totally tubular aerobics dance party (leg warmers and headbands are a must!) or an 80s movie night series — have fun with it! Need added inspiration? Check out our blog post on classic 1980s activities.
Check back here often as we’ll post new materials and resources as we have them.
Official 2015 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
- Hang it ALL OVER YOUR COMMUNITY!
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 #JulyPRM30. A hard copy of the poster will be 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 2015 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.
Park and Recreation Month Logo
Download EPS version of logo.Download EPS version of Spanish logo.
Hanging Banners 6ft x 2ft
Download 6x2 banner.Download 6x2 banner with bleeds.
Web banner 650x80
Web banner 300x250
Web Tower Ad 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!
Facebook and Twitter Covers
Use these covers on your Facebook and Twitter pages to show your support of Park and Recreation Month all July long!
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!
Download the 24x36 calendar.
Download the 24x36 Spanish calendar.
Press and Social Media Outreach Toolkit
Add to your promotion of your Park and Recreation Month events by engaging with the press and using your social media platforms to the max. Below you'll find a complete toolkit with a fact sheet, key messages, template media advisory, template press release, template editorial article, sample social media posts and tips for engaging the media. Don't need the entire kit? Just download the piece(s) you need!
Download the complete Park and Recreation Month Outreach Toolkit.
We also created some of the template media materials in Spanish to help you reach out to your Spanish-speaking communities.
Park and Recreation Month Proclamation
Have your local government officially declare July 2015 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.
and Recreation Month Proclamation - HRES 288 IH
and Recreation Month Proclamation - Template
Tips for Proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month
If you receive an official Proclamation, let us know!
Connect With Us
The official hashtag for this year's Park and Recreation Month is #JulyPRM30! Use it to let us know what rad 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!
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 #JulyPRM30
Connect with NRPA on Instagram and be sure to tag any Park and Recreation Month photos with #JulyPRM30 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 #JulyPRM30