When Our Powers Combine, We Change Lives!
This toolkit is where you can find the materials you need to celebrate a super
powered 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
- Print out the poster and have your community take
pictures with it
- Hang it up at your Park and Recreation Month
- 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 #SuperJuly. A hard copy
of the poster will be available in the May 2016 print issue of Parks & Recreation
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 Belt. Note: 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
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
Park and Recreation Month Logo
Download EPS version of logo.
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!
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.
made customization easy for you – just add your information and print!
Download the 24x36 calendar.
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
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!
Click here to open image in new tab. Right click and save.
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
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!
with us on Pinterest and follow our boards. Use hashtag #SuperJuly